Conor McGregor to be honoured by Dublin City Council in January

A petition had been created to honour McGregor after his win at UFC 194

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Earlier today, we told you about a petition set up to give Conor McGregor a homecoming in Dublin.

It looks like Dublin City Council have listened to the cries of the public as Lord Mayor of Dublin Criona Ni Dhalaigh has announced that the UFC Featherweight Champion is to be honoured next month.

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 Saturday morning."

A statement from Dublin City Council revealed that they hope to honour the 27-year-old next month. "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.”