Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor was recently named to ESPN’s “World Fame 100” list for 2017, a collection of athletes graded by their endorsements, social media following, and internet search popularity.
ESPN.com explains the “Notorious” No. 25:
Described as looking “exactly like the Notre Dame logo,” the Irish fighter is the reigning UFC lightweight champion and former undisputed featherweight champ (which he became with a 13-second stoppage of Jose Aldo during the fastest championship victory in UFC history). He’s the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view draw and a colorful talker and boaster, which has prompted comparisons to Muhammad Ali.
There’s that name again.
As promotion president Dana White warned, McGregor is still not as famous as former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who clocked in at No. 16, while former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva (No. 39) rounded out the list of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who made the cut.
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