Donald Trump, LeBron James, Pope Francis, Mark Zuckerberg and our very own MMA fighter Conor McGregor have all just been named on the TIME most influential people of the year list.
Let the company he is being judged with sink in for a second.
We remember him nearly four years ago when we took this shot on the streets of Dublin when he made our best dressed section but nobody could possibly have imagined he'd go on to achieve the things he has and keep company like he is now...
Here is what Arnold Schwarzenegger had to say about McGregor in the TIME article...
“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.”
You can see the article and list in full here.