Just when you thought that Conor McGregor's popularity couldn't get any higher, this petition comes along looking to get the Crumlin native immortalised on the back of the €1 coin. 

No we're not kidding. A petition, signed by thousands was sent into the Oireachatas and The Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions will have to consider it. Check it out.

McGregor himself has commented about the petition on Twitter.

If the thought of having McGregor's face on the back of our currency truly horrifies you then we'd advise you to relax. Although the committee have to discuss it, it's highly unlikely to go ahead. Also they'd have to get out EU overlords to agree to it too which would be even less likely. The best thing we can get out of this whole thing is a lively and potentially hilarious debate on Joe Duffy. 

Via Twitter