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Conor McGregor's dad studying to become wedding celebrant

The MMA fighter's father will soon be able to marry couples - and officiate at funerals

Conor McGregor's dad Tony has revealed that he is on a new career path - one that's bringing him right to the top of the aisle.

The MMA fighter's father is studying to become a celebrant, which means that by 2018 he could officiate at both weddings and funerals.

Sharing the news of his new career, the ex-taxi driver captioned a screenshot of an email received the IIOC (Irish Institute of Celebrants) Training Team on Instagram, with the caption 'New year, new career!'

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"It’s a course I’ve been doing with the Irish Institute of Celebrants and I’m absolutely loving it. It’s very professional and I’m learning a lot," Tony told The Irish Sun about his new career.

"It’s something I’d have an interest in, it’s an emerging ­market that’s expanded in the last few years — especially with the marriage referendum, for example. It’s not just weddings, the whole market has moved on from it being just weddings and funerals. You see an awful lot of humanist ceremonies nowadays."

Tony appears to be enjoying his new path towards becoming a celebrant, and said it's a "great honour".

"It’s very full-on and I’m really enjoying it. It’s a private course I’m doing. I’ve a few bookings lined up already for March with friends. I’m really looking forward to it... It’s someone’s special moment so it’s a big responsibility."