It has been confirmed by Dublin City Council that they will host a home coming reception for the newly crowned UFC featherweight champion of the world Conor McGregor.
The news comes after the city council initially had no plans to host a ceremony but they then decided to make a u-turn, and officially announce a civic reception for the UFC Featherweight World champion. The Dubliner made UFC history last Saturday night after he defeated Brazilian Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Speaking about the ceremony Dublin’s Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh said: “I am delighted to honour Conor McGregor, World Champion, in his home city of Dublin and acknowledge his wonderful achievement in the sport of UFC. “He became World Champion in such stunning style and was watched by many Irish people in the early hours of last Sunday morning. Comhghairdeas le Conor ar an éacht íontach seo. Curadh reatha an Domhain ó mBaile Átha Cliath is ea é.
She added: “It was important for us to contact Conor and his management team before making any public or media announcements and to make sure that he would welcome the reception and also ascertain his availability. “We have held discussions with his team and are delighted to now be in a position to make this announcement. We will hold the reception in City Hall towards the end of January 2016 and further details will be announced as planning progesses.”