Saturday 29 April 2017

Conor McGregor to make first public appearance in Ireland since UFC 205 triumph but it won't come cheap for fans

MMA star: Conor McGregor
MMA star: Conor McGregor

Eugene Masterson

CONOR McGregor is set to make his first public appearance in Dublin since becoming the undisputed UFC lightweight champion.

But fans who hope to see McGregor in the flesh will have to fork out €104 a head.

That’s includes a four course dinner at the newly refurbished Red Cow hotel in Dublin on Friday week, which includes a ‘Q&A’ with ‘The Notorious’.

Under 18s will not be admitted to the function, with tickets limited to eight per booking.

The event follows a similar night in Manchester last month, in which the fighter charged fans upwards of €300 to get their picture taken with him.

This will also be the first time the Crumlin star will be speaking in his hometown since he announced he and partner Dee Devlin are about to become parents.

McGregor (28) defeated Eddie Alverez for the UFC Lightweight Championship on November 12 at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York after a second round technical knockout.

On November 26, due to his inactivity in the division, it was initially announced that McGregor vacated the Featherweight Championship, therefore promoting José Aldo to undisputed champion, but further reports say that McGregor was actually stripped of the title as confirmed by his coach John Kavanagh.

There is still speculation that McGregor may take to the boxing ring to fight Floyd Mayweather in the next several months.

* For booking see www.ticketstop.ie

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