Reigning 155-pound champion Conor McGregor has taken over mixed martial arts (MMA) in general and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in particular. He had an insane 2016 fight campaign inside the Octagon, becoming the first-ever "Double Champ" when he added the lightweight belt to go along with his featherweight strap.
The "Champ Champ" reign lasted just two weeks, though, as UFC stripped the Irishman of his 145-pound crown when he revealed that he would take the next 10 months off to welcome his first child into the world with long-time partner, Dee Devlin, in early 2017.
Even with McGregor on self-imposed hiatus for the foreseeable future, news continues to swirl around him, from future a "super fight" against retired boxing champion to a special guest appearance on an episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones." Indeed, McGregor is has so many options moving forward that it's hard to keep track. He's no longer just taking part -- he has taken over!