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UFC champ Conor McGregor hits TIME ‘100 Most Influential People’ list for 2017

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who also held gold at 145 pounds before relinquishing his strap, was recently named to TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list for 2017.

Picking up where this former champ left off.

“Notorious” got his own special induction by Hollywood super fan Arnold Schwarzenegger (via

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.

A mouth worth upwards of $200 million.

McGregor (21-3) is currently enjoying a self-imposed hiatus and will likely return to the Octagon in late summer. Unless, of course, he’s able to wrangle a multimillion dollar super fight against boxing’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Must be that “it” factor.