UFC:s lättviktsmästare Conor McGregor har lyckats ta sig in på ännu en lista, denna gången TIME Magazine:s lista över de 100 mest inflytelserika personerna 2017 , som ‘pionjär’ inom MMA.
McGregor fick sin röst från Arnold Schwarzenegger, som hade följande att säga om irländaren:
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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.