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Vroom with a view Conor McGregor names section of Black Forge Inn after luxury car

McGregor's nod to his past

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McGregor with his Bentley Continental GT convertible

McGregor with his Bentley Continental GT convertible

The new Bentley Room is a private party section in The Black Forge

The new Bentley Room is a private party section in The Black Forge

McGregor used Dublin’s victory to first reveal the pub’s interior

McGregor used Dublin’s victory to first reveal the pub’s interior

McGregor relaxes in his new pub

McGregor relaxes in his new pub

The Black Forge pub

The Black Forge pub

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McGregor with his Bentley Continental GT convertible

Canny Conor McGregor has named a section of his €3million boozer after both the pub's previous name and one of his high-end cars.

The UFC fighter recently bought the Black Forge Inn in Crumlin and intends to turn it into a gastropub.

But Conor would have known and frequented the premises in his youth under its previous name, The Bentley, as it was only renamed the Black Forge Inn 15 years ago.

He has now christened the private party section of the hostelry 'The Bentley Room'

It's also a nod to one of the flash cars he owns. Earlier this year he showed off his 2019 Bentley Continental GT convertible, which is estimated to be worth almost €200,000.

It is one of several luxury cars he owns in a fleet worth about €3m, which includes a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, a Cadillac Escape, a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, a BMW i8, McLaren 650S, Mercedes-AMG S550 Coupe and two different Range Rovers.

The finishing touches are being put to the Black Forge Inn on the Drimnagh Road, with an Irish tricolour and Dublin flag now proudly adorning masts at the main entrance.

"The Bentley Room will be used for private parties, like 21st and christenings," explains an insider. "But Conor will also use it for his own special occasions.

"Inside the actual pub there is a special roped off section near the big screen, where no doubt his friends and family will be given special access."

The MMA superstar was recently pictured for the first time inside the Dublin bar.

He toasted Dublin winning their historic six-in-a-row All-Irelands with a cup of coffee as his public christening of the hostelry.

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The 32-year-old UFC fighter paid over €2 million for the pub and has spent a further E1 million on extensive renovations.

He has also got a plug in for his Proper 12 brand of whiskey on signage at the pub, with references to it in several parts of the premises.

Some locals argue that The Black Forge is in Drimnagh, but technically it is in Crumlin and documentation lodged by the owners to the National Building Control Office for renovations clearly state the address and postcode as "Drimnagh Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 D12PH32".

"Anything on the left side of the Drimnagh road is in Crumlin, including The Black Forge," explains a local expert.

"The right side of the road is in Drimagh. Curiously, both Crumlin Children's Hospital and Sundrive Road Garda station, which is considered Crumlin, are both on the right side of that road and are technically in Drimnagh. It's a fine line between the two anyways."

Conor spent much of this week training in Abu Dhabi ahead of his fight against Dustin Poirier.

He was pictured donning a Versace dressing gown after one of his training bouts.

The Dubliner spent last weekend having some downtime and hosted a family knees-up at his mansion near Straffan, Co Kildare on St Stephen's Day, where he was pictured hugging his mum Margaret outside his house.

Conor has lots to celebrate as on Christmas Eve he announced that he and his fiancée Dee Devlin are due a new baby in 2021, an addition to their son Conor junior and daughter Croia.

The proud family was pictured in matching Christmas pyjamas inside their pad.

Conor's roots are in Crumlin, where he joined the local boxing club before moving as a teenager with his family to Lucan.

But he kept close ties to the Black Forge Inn and regularly visited it down through the years, even lately sponsoring their football club.

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