Conor McGregor must be used to getting praise from all angles and the latest major sports star to put him over is none other than Kobe Bryant.

Bryant attended a BodyArmor and UFC partnership event launch last evening and speaking to TMZ Sports after the event, Bryant gave his toughts on the current UFC lightweight champion.

“Conor is an animal,” Bryant said.

“I think his personality and his temperment, and his style, on top of the genius nature in which he fights, I think he’s got a great opportunity to propell MMA to another level.

“I love everything about Conor McGregor.”