Conor McGregor Makes TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Influential People List

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was named to TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Influential People list on Thursday.

“The Notorious” became the first fighter in the promotion’s history to hold two divisional titles at the same time when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November.

Conor McGregorMcGregor made the list in the “pioneers” category. Others in the “pioneers” category include Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Other athletes that made the 2017 list in other categories included Lebron James and Tom Brady.

The UFC 205 win over Alvarez was McGregor’s last in-Octagon appearance. He’s currently taking time off to adjust to becoming a father and is trying to negotiate a deal to box Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year.

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McGregor joins former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as UFC fighters that have appeared on the prestigious list. Rousey was included in the 2016 edition.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Pioneers category? What did he pioneer? The sport was already mainstream and still growing before he ever came around. Top 100 Influential People, who has he influenced to do anything? Time is just selling these magazine slots to the highest bidder.

    • Darby Crash

      Since you have never left an impression on anyone or accomplished anything you are hardly in a position to speak up. Ive been watching MMA before it was even called that and believe me when i say that Conor is the evolution of the modern fighter. He is not the prophet but the messiah.

      • TheCerealKiller

        Oh let me respond to you, person of minimal intelligence. I head an orthopaedic worldwide company branch here in Michigan. I personally lead the advancement of helping veterans and people that suffer PTSD. I have never wanted a single minute of any recognition for my work. Conor McGregor is a POS that only lives for himself. The world is a better place without him.

        • Darby Crash

          Im not going anywhere and neither is Conor, thats King Conor to you. And amazing how humble you are, glorifying all that you do. Who are you to judge Conor or myself? No one of any consequence little man. Michigan? Sorry never heard of it, is that a 3rd world country in Africa? Im from Los Angeles, capital of the world. You know where champagne flows from our faucets and starlets run around in bikinis. Where the streets are made of gold and the sun shines all day.

  • Murdock

    One of the most influential people who is too chickenshit to defend a championship.

    • Darby Crash

      He wins titles and moves on just like your sister bangs derelicts and moves on. Stop hating.

      • TheCerealKiller

        You are garbage, and will be banned soon.

      • Murdock

        a real champion wins and defends their title, not phonys who win them and continue to duck the best fighters in their division.

        you’re just as much of a fraud as he is!

        • Darby Crash

          Im sorry but what two ex-champions pulled out of fights before their date? The #1 p4p fighter who hadnt lost in 10 years, and what happened when they fought? Conor proved his superiority in 13 seconds. When he finally got a LW Champ to face him he humiliated him on the biggest stage in New York. Now he’s on to a new challenge, trying to beat the greatest Boxer of this era. But really he has nothing more to prove he`s faced every challenge, even adversity and came back bigger, stronger and better than ever. He is the evolution of all mma disciplines coming together in sublime fashion. You and all the other delusional detractors can continue to find fault, but you cannot dismiss his accomplishments in this sport. His legacy and greatness are assured and written in the history books. Persist in disparaging McGregor in these forums, the educated and the experts know better than to listen to your prattle.