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He's made a lot of cash, now Conor McGregor's face could feature on it
The Oireachtas Public Petitions Committee will meet to discuss the matter.

Updated at 11.50am

THE OIREACHTAS PUBLIC Petitions Committee will meet today to discuss a number of requests, including one to have Conor McGregor’s face feature on the €1 coin.

McGregor, it was announced last night, will face Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight title in Las Vegas on 5 March as he bids to become just the third fighter to hold a world title at two weight divisions within the organisation.

That bout comes just three months after his 13-second victory over the reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and his rise to the top of the sport has prompted one petitioner to ask for the Crumlin native to be featured on the €1 coin.

The petition was received on 15 December with Committee chairman Pádraig MacLochlainn commenting in a statement:

“Our first meeting of 2016 will allow the committee consider and action a further group of petitions submitted by members of the public.”

McGregor himself has rowed in behind the motion, tweeting mocked up images of what the coin would look like:

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The bid to have McGregor honoured will be heard with a number of other petitions including two that would see US presidential hopeful Donald Trump banned from Ireland.

In 2014, the Petitions Committee rejected an application to have ‘My Lovely Horse’ made Ireland’s official Eurovision entry.

Originally published at 8am.

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