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Monday 18 December 2017

McGregor leaves his tracksuit at home to honour fashion 'queen'

Lewis Hamilton, Donatella Versace and Conor McGregor attending the Fashion Awards 2017, in partnership with Swarovski, held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Photo: PA Wire
Lewis Hamilton, Donatella Versace and Conor McGregor attending the Fashion Awards 2017, in partnership with Swarovski, held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Photo: PA Wire

When he showed up in court to answer a speeding charge in a tracksuit, Conor McGregor's sartorial choices hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

But the MMA star was looking altogether more dapper as he attended the 2017 Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Gone was the green Adidas tracksuit. In its place was a burgundy suit with black lapels and buttons with a matching burgundy shirt.

The worries of last week's court case seemed far from McGregor's mind as he rubbed shoulders with the likes of F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and the Italian fashion icon, Donatella Versace.

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Writing on social media, the fighter told his fans he was looking forward to meeting Versace, who received the Fashion Icon Of The Year award.

UFC champion, Conor McGregor pictured at Blanchardstown District Court. Photo: Collins Photos
UFC champion, Conor McGregor pictured at Blanchardstown District Court. Photo: Collins Photos

"I am excited and honoured to accompany Miss Versace tonight as she is celebrated as the fashion queen she is," he said.

He posted a picture of himself in a red bathrobe.

Last Thursday, McGregor was fined €400 at Blanchardstown District Court for driving at 158kph on the Naas Road on March 31. He was given two months to pay the fine.

"You can pay that in instalments," Judge Miriam Walsh told the fighter, to which he responded with laughter.

After apologising for the speeding incident, he said he meant no disrespect to the court.

His appearance at court came after a social media storm linked him to an assault of a close associate of a senior Kinahan cartel henchman in a south Dublin pub last week.

During the row, a man in his 50s with close links to convicted drug dealer Graham 'The Wig' Whelan (35) was punched. However, after the court appearance, he rubbished those rumours.

"It's all b*****ks," he said as he left court.

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