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International sportsman, Conor McGregor, has been given two months to pay a fine of €400 following a hearing in Blanchardstown District Court today.

(The sportsman may be a lot of things, but short on cash isn't one of them… thankfully.)

The UFC star appeared in court after failing to pay a initial fine for breaking the speed limit on the Naas Road in March of this year.

.After entering a guilty plea, the 29-year-old Dublin native told the court he can't remember why he didn't pay the first fine in April.

After being told he could pay his €400 fine in instalments  McGregor said: "I apologise and I want to show my respect by showing up today. I apologise."

According to The Journal, the sports star's case had been adjourned on two previous occasions after McGregor failed to appear.

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Conor McGregor left many viewers feeling cold after a preview of his interview on this Friday's The Late Late Show was released.

In the clip, the MMA icon can be heard describing a recent incident where he was caught using a homophobic slur as an example of people throwing him 'under a bus.'

'I meant no disrespect to nobody of the LGBT community,' the clip shows.

'I didn’t mean no disrespect.'

'You’d swear I was screaming at two people of the same sex kissing.'

Twitter have reacted en masse to the apology, and many feel it simply isn't good enough:

 

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Conor McGregor has apologised for using a homophobic slur in a recent viral video, insisting he mean no “disrespect” to the LGBT community.

In a pre-recorded interview due to be aired on The Late Late Show this Friday, the MMA star tells Ryan Tubridy that he is sorry for saying the word “f****t” and would like to try “move on from it.”

"I have to put my hands up there. I was whispering in his ear and I was speaking on that and I said what I said. I meant no disrespect to nobody of the LGBT community. I didn’t mean no disrespect.”

The Crumlin native went on to say how he had campaigned for a 'Yes' vote in the 2015 marriage referendum and argued that people just want to throw him “under the bus.”

“It is another one where things just get blown out and they love to just, any chance they get they love to throw me under the bus. It is what it is.”

“I’ll just say sorry for what I said and that’s it and try to move on from it.”

Understandably, many people were not satisfied by the seemingly uninspired apology, with some arguing that he didn't even realise the extent of his wrongdoing.  

Catch the full interview on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One, this Friday, 

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Big fan of Conor McGregor? 

Now could be your chance to meet him in the flesh. 

The Late Late Show will be playing host to an interview with the MMA icon, and they need a live studio audience.

'CONOR McGREGOR FANS: Studio audience required for Late Late interview with Conor McGregor,' reads a Facebook post on The Late Late Show's page. 

'Ahead of the release of his debut film ‘Notorious’, the two-weight UFC Champion is set to return to The Late Late Show on Tuesday, 31st October 2017.'

'If you are available from on Tuesday (daytime) and would like to join us in RTÉ studios please email latelateextra@rte.ie for application.'

If you want to be in with a chance, send off your application to the above email address, with the subject line as 'Notorious'. 

The only terms and conditions are that you must be avaialble and you must be over 187. 

May the odds be ever in your favour. 

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Conor McGregor doesn't do anything by halves.

From over-priced suits to crystal studded watches, the MMA star has never been afraid to flash the cash – and this weekend, he used his wealth to take christening parties to the next level.

He and girlfriend, Dee Devlin, celebrated their son's baptism in style at Dublin's Luttrellstown Castle on Sunday, and it was just as extravagant as you'd expect. 

 

Conor Jr's Christening! @augustxmcgregor

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According to The Independent, the magical setting was transformed into the McGregor's very own carnival, complete with carousels, ferris wheel, bouncy castle and petting zoo.

And while we're guessing five-month-old Conor Jr might be a bit too young to fully appreciate his own party, we're sure the couple's friends and family enjoyed the lavish affair.

With a social media ban in place, guests were forbidden from uploading any personal snaps, though Conor's sisters, Aoife and Erin both shared photos from their nephew's big day.

 

Basic bitch… #auntiegoals

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The Notorious himself also posted some sweet snaps simply captioned 'Mac land'. 

 

Mac land

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If this is just the christening, can you even imagine what Conor Jr's first birthday will be like? 

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So, it's safe to say that following this weekend's events, Conor McGregor really is the man of the moment.

OK, he may have lost to Mayweather, but his larger than life personality, graceful defeat and em, his own range of whiskey, have capapulated the Crumlin native to new levels of fame.

 

McGregor statue @thenotoriousmma #fuckthemayweathers #49/1 #ufc #boxing

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Love him or hate him, the UFC champion has nothing but pride for his home country and just like many national treasures that came before him, one man believes Conor's achievements should be honoured in the form of a life-sized gold statue (afterall, we did it for Joe Dolan, so why not?).

Youtuber, Eamon John, built the impressive statue in his back garden in Clontarf, and we have to admit, it's pretty incredible.

Inspired by an Instagram post under which The Notorious commented “someone make that into a staue,” the 21-year-old decided to do just that.

"The reason I'm doing this is because I ain't got no job and I'm trying to figure out what to do," he explained in the video.

"I saw Conor McGregor posted an Instagram photo in that position, saying 'someone make a statue out of this'.

"Then a few weeks later he posted a gold statue in a shop of a jaguar or something and said 'make my statue this colour' – so I was kinda like OK.”

Bravo Eamon. We reckon Conor is going to love this.

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After months of hype, numerous press conferences and a catalogue of McGregor one-liners that are sure to be repeated in Irish pubs for years to come, one of most highly anticipated fights in boxing history took place in the early hours of this morning.

Boxing and MMA fans across the globe joined forces to revel is the mega money sporting event that saw an undefeated Floyd Mayweather take on Conor McGregor in the ring.

Although Mayweather cemented his legacy as on of the greatest boxers of all time after winning by TKO in the 10th round, Twitter praised both fighters for the mutual respect they showed after the stoppage, and though some fans were left disappointed by the final result, it seems like everyone enjoyed watching. 

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There has been major speculation over the past few weeks regarding who will be chosen to sing the Irish national anthem at what is set to be one of the most-watched fights in history. 

Well, the wait is over, as Imelda May has announced that she will sing the National Anthem tonight in Vegas, as Conor McGregor takes on Floyd Mayweather in the eagerly anticipated fight.

Imelda took to Twitter to share the exciting news:

'Here's the news! I’ve been asked to perform the National Anthem ahead of the #mayweathermcgregor fight in VEGAS!

'Let’s go McGregor!!'

As if the country wasn't already excited enough to watch what is sure to be an iconic fight, the addition of Imelda's stunning vocals is the cherry on top.

Will you be tuning in to the fight tonight?

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The hype has been building up for weeks now, and with the fight mere days away, Deliveroo has managed to find a way to intensify the excitement surrounding the McGregor vs Mayweather clash.

With the highly-publicised event due to air on Irish television from midnight this Saturday, the good folk at Deliveroo realised that the people of Ireland would likely be crying out for a snack or two in the early hours of Sunday morning.

And with that in mind, they made the decision to extend their delivery hours, meaning that Irish fans can tuck into a whole host of grub while watching Conor McGregor take on Floyd Mayweather at the billion-dollar fight.

Commenting on the stellar marketing move, General Manager of Deliveroo Ireland, Liam Keenan said: "The McGregor versus Mayweather fight will no doubt be a big TV moment for Ireland."

"We’re thrilled that our customers in Dublin who are watching the fight will be able to satisfy their late-night munchies through Deliveroo from a selection of well known participating restaurants."

Supermac’s, Eddie Rocket’s, Papa John’s, Burritos & Blues, Abrakebabra and Aleena India in Dublin city centre will be participating in the extended hours.

And that's the early hours of Sunday morning sorted, ladies.

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Conor McGregor is renowned for being proud of his roots, and he proved that in a recent Twitter post. 

Taking to the social media platform, the national treasure shared a peek at his new Beats by Dre advert, which showcases Dublin to the masses. 

'Dublin, Ireland STAND UP! This one is for you! Dedicated,' he captioned the tweet. 

The video is a poignant portrayal of Conor's roots, and shows a group of young Dublin boys gearing up for a fight. 

The video, shot like a short film, shows the gang of Dubliners mirroring Conor's own beginnings, and flashes to the present to show Conor's current success.

It demonstrates where perseverance can get you, as well as exhibiting residential Dublin. 

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It's been the hot topic of conversation in every pub, club and office around the country for months now, and whether you like it or not, the big day is finally in sight.

McGregor vs Mayweather is not only one of the most highly anticipated fights of the MMA star's career, it's also a television event of extravagant proportions with fans around the country planning their very own viewing parties.

But, if you're not up to playing host on the night, Vue Cinema in Liffey Valley are showing the fight on two of their big screens.

This all-night event kicks off at 11.45pm on Saturday, August 26, and tickets are €20 and are available here.

But be quick, this is sure to be a sell out.

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A new wax figure of Conor McGregor was unveiled in The National Wax Museum yesterday evening.

'We are all excited to exhibit the new wax figure of Conor, particularly in light of the unprecedented level of worldwide attention being focused on his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather on Saturday 26th August,' the museum’s marketing manager, Laoise Keaveney told The Irish Times.

However, after the hotly anticipatd work was revealed, it was completely slated by Twitter users, who felt that the wax work was less than impressive.

Some art critics feel that the wax work isn't a very accurate representation of the national treasure.

What do you think? 

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