Conor McGregor could be set for Italia '90 style homecoming in Dublin

UFCBy Sunday World
A civic reception is on the cards for Notorious
A civic reception is on the cards for Notorious

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.