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April 21, 2017

Conor McGregor Named in Times ‘100 Most Influential People’ List

by Raymond Forte

This time every year, Time Magazine releases its ”100 Most Influential People On Earth” right now list. One Irishman made the list, none other than the confident MMA superstar – Conor McGregor. The Dubliner joins the likes of Ed Sheeran, Donald Trump, The Pope in a diverse list.

The way the list is done, it categorizes influencers into the following five fields; Pioneers, Artists. Icons, Titans and Leaders. 

McGregor ended up in the Pioneers category. Each person who made the list was briefed in a summary by another famous person. The person to brief McGregor was Arnold  Schwarzenegger, who had this to say about the Dubliner:

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.

No doubt I agree with everything Arnie said about the Notorious. To read more about this topic and the other people who made the list, check out Time.com.

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