Conor McGregor named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world
Huge congratulations are due to Conor McGregor today!
The Dubliner has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
The fighter has shot to fame over the past number of years.
He is currently the UFC’s reigning lightweight champion, and may soon fight boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in a high-profile bout.
The UFC star was listed as a ‘Pioneer’, with movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger writing an entry about his influence.
“Conor McGregor is more than a fighter, more than an athlete, more than a champion—although, as the first person in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship to hold titles in two weight divisions at once, he is clearly all of those things.
“Conor is also the rare personality who has become bigger than his sport. That lean, compact body must struggle to keep his enormous character inside.
“From the first time I met Conor, I knew he wasn’t the type of star you could box into one category. Since I’ve gotten to know him, I can tell you that what you see on the screen—the now familiar face of mixed martial arts—just scratches the surface.
“The Dublin native is razor-sharp, disciplined and charismatic. His energy is absolutely contagious, to the point where you almost start shouting in an Irish accent after 30 seconds of hearing that world-famous mouth.
“Conor has a fire in his belly that can’t be quenched with championship belts. There are no brakes that can stop his engine.”
Other notable entries on the list included musician Alicia Keys and Ivanka Trump.
McGregor and long-term girlfriend Dee Devlin are set to welcome their first child together in just a few weeks time.
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