However, the UFC Lightweight Champion can add another accomplishment to his esteemed career as he was named to the Time Magazine “100 Most Influential People” list of 2017. McGregor was named as a part of the Pioneers List, which also includes such folks at President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Even better, the profile for the fighter was written by legendary movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Here is the profile piece written by the Hollywood legend:
“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,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “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.”
McGregor is also a former UFC Featherweight Champion and he is also just one of a small group of fighters who have held titles in different weight classes under the UFC banner.