There was outrage this week when it was announced that there were “no plans” to hold a homecoming for UFC champ Conor McGregor, but it seems there’s been a big change of heart.
The Lord Mayor has just announced that Dublin will host a Civic Reception to celebrate Conor McGregor’s big win in Las Vegas, which will take place towards the end of January.
Críona Ní Dhálaigh commented: “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 Saturday morning. We have held discussions with his team, and we will hold the reception in City Hall towards the end of January 2016.”
The news comes after a petition was set up to hold a homecoming ceremony for the champ, which thousands of people across the country signed.