Conor McGregor celebrates son Rian’s christening in lavish Vatican ceremony

The Irish UFC star invited his family, including reality TV star sister Erin, to a lush ceremony in Rome where his third son Rian was christened

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Conor McGregor and his extended family enjoyed a plush celebration in the Vatican City on Friday as his son Rian was christened.

The UFC legend is currently nursing a broken leg, and stopped in Rome for his third child’s christening after an extended stay in the United States where he was engaging in rehabilitation.

The Irishman wore one of his August/McGregor suits to the lavish event, which saw hundreds of fans line the streets outside the venue in an effort to catch a glimpse of the star.

He was reunited with his mother Margaret, father Tony and reality TV star sister Erin, who appeared on the Irish edition of Dancing With The Stars, for the first time since entering camp for his fight with Dustin Poirier in the early part of the summer.

Also in attendance were some extended family members and friends, as well as his sister Aoife.

Conor McGregor carrying his daughter Croia inside the Vatican


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McGregor invited his family to Rome for the occasion


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McGregor’s family usually travel to all of his fights, but due to a ban imposed by President Joe Biden, Irish citizens found it difficult to get out to America where his trilogy with Poirier took place.

Family and friends travelled to Rome on a massive chartered flight provided by Cassidy Travel, and enjoyed a lavish ceremony.

McGregor will collect his £2.5million yacht while he is in Rome, and also had a chance to meet with Roma boss and football legend Jose Mourinho.

McGregor labelled Mourinho, who has previously managed the Dubliner’s boyhood club Manchester United, a legend as they enjoyed a drink.

McGregor looked like he was enjoying a great night in the Italian capital as he was pictured with Devlin, his three children as well as family like his mother Margaret, dad Tony and sister Aoife.

The Irishman is popular in the Italian city, and was mobbed by fans when he went for a stroll on Thursday night.

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And McGregor has claimed that he and Devlin were given the ‘keys to the Vatican’ as the couple and their family visited the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

McGregor and Fiancee Dee were pictured enjoying the spectacular chapel, of which the roof was painted by famous renaissance artist Michelangelo, as well as his children and mother Margaret.

It remains to be seen when he will return to the octagon, with 2022 tipped to be the year after he suffered a severe injury last time out against Poirier.

He needed immediate surgery after snapping his tibia on a kick against the American at UFC 264, losing the trilogy after just one round in Las Vegas.

He has expressed interest in moving up to welterweight, where he could challenge champion Kamaru Usman, as well as offering a trilogy to rival Nate Diaz.

But he will first have to recover from his injury, which appears to be going well, as he is now training and walking the streets without assistance.

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