Conor McGregor could be set for Italia '90 style homecoming in Dublin
UFC champion Conor McGregor could be in line for civic reception homecoming along the lines of Italia '90 and Dublin's All-Ireland heroes.
Dublin city councillor Mannix Flynn told the Irish Independent he expected the Lord Mayor would be asked to hold a civic reception for 'the Notorious' after it was recommended by the South East Area Committee.
A council meeting is set to be held on Thursday, where councillors will ask Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh to commit to the idea - which will then be voted for at a full Dublin City Council meeting.
McGregor became the undisputed UFC featherweight champion on Sunday after defeating Jose Aldo with a dramatic knockout in the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Mr Flynn posed an emergency motion for a homecoming that befits the athlete's excellence in sport.
McGregor has already spoken about how he is looking forward to spending Christmas at home this year.
In his post-fight press conference, Notorious said:
"It's Christmas, I'm thinking right now - Christmas.
"In the fight game when you travel around for so long, Christmas is taken from you many times but this time Christmas is not taken from me so I get to go home,” he said.
"I've put in a hell of a lot of work this year, it's been a crazy, crazy year for me so I'm looking forward to going home, building a Christmas tree with my girlfriend, spending time with my family, eating some good, good food and let the plan form,” he said.