Even the Terminator thinks Conor McGregor is unstoppable…
After winning UFC gold in the lightweight and featherweight divisions, Irish bad boy Conor McGregor is the biggest thing in combat sports. ‘The Notorious’ as he’s aptly named, is currently an all singing, all dancing one man show, and he’s not limited to MMA.
Switching his focus to boxing, McGregor is now on the path to a superfight with Floyd Mayweather. Starting as simply rumour and trash talk, the rivalry has got to the stage of having the purse split announced.
Featuring some of the most influential, popular and powerful people on the planet, Time 100 2017 has been published. Whoever would fill MMA’s spot on this list? Obviously that goes to Conor McGregor.
Oddly enough, it’s action movie star/former governor of California/bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here’s what the Terminator had to say about McGregor:
The Terminator Cannot Be Stopped, Nor Can Conor, According To Arnie…
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.
The McGregor Effect
Everybody wants a piece of the Irish money pie right now. Whether you agree with Schwarzenegger’s high praise or not, its impossible to deny McGregor’s impact on he sports and pop culture genre.