UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor loves to make money and if a petition passes Irish legislature, he could literally become part of his home country’s monetary system with a coin bearing his likeness being put into circulation.
Following McGregor’s 13-second drubbing of Jose Aldo at UFC 194, a man named Patrick O’Leary had the idea that the new featherweight champion should adorn the Irish €1 Euro coin.
So a petition was raised and now Ireland’s parliament is actually considering putting McGregor’s face on the coin in their first full meeting in 2016.
"We will discuss a petitioner’s request that sports personality Conor McGregor feature on the €1 coin," Padraig MacLochlainn, the committee chairman, told the Independent in Ireland.
Once McGregor got wind of the committee reviewing the petition to put him on the Irish coin, he put a few mockups on his Instagram page while thanking his supporters for the effort to land him the honor.