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Video: Conor McGregor mobbed by Irish fans, gets hero's welcome for Dublin homecoming

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It's been a while since Conor McGregor has been back to his home town of Dublin, Ireland.

After partaking in a whirlwind "World Tour," then taking out Chad Mendes at UFC 189 last July to capture the interim featherweight title (video), "Notorious" has been shacked up in the "Mac Mansion" in Las Vegas, Nevada, pulling duties as coach for season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).

So you knew the rabid Irish fans would be eager to catch a glimpse of their champion as "Notorious" made his way back home immediately after the "Go Big" presser (video replay here).

"It feels good to be home, that's all I know. A lot of work, a lot of traveling. I'm happy to be home. I am going to go see my family who I haven't seen in a long time, my friends. I am going to enjoy my success and then go back to work because there is still more to do. First thing's first, I am going to go home, put my feet up because I've been working non-stop. I didn't even get to change clothes after the conference. I am just happy to be home. I look forward to seeing my mother, my father, my family, my dog, my girlfriend, my friends. I am enjoying this, this is what it's for. This is why all the sacrifice is worth it when you can come home and show what you have done."

McGregor will have a little bit of time to kick back and relax before he jumps back into another training camp, this time to prepare for current 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 194 on Dec. 12, 2015.

No rest for the wicked.

The fiery Irishman will have to be fully rested, as Aldo will no doubt be ready to do his best to remove the Irish thorn in his side that's been pestering him for the better part of 2015.