Conor McGregor Cracks Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Conor McGregor.

By Olivia O’Mahony, Editorial Assistant
February / March 2017

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has made the prestigious 2016 Forbes magazine list of 30 Under 30 European entertainment stars.

McGregor, who hails from Crumlin in Co. Dublin and also boasts a previous seven years spent as the Featherweight Champion, was lauded by the magazine for his versatility and being “best known for his aggressive fighting style.”

“Impressive as McGregor’s [2016] feats were inside the Octagon, McGregor’s ability to entertain outside of it might have been even better,” said Forbes writer Matt Connelly. “He stole the show at every press conference he took part in, fueled endless buzz involving [his prospective future opponent] Floyd Mayweather and the WWE, and even got the last laugh going up against the sport’s notoriously corrupt commission.”

Irish people made up one third of this year’s the 30 Under 30 list in total, with figures such as transgender rights activist Sam Blanckensee, Foodcloud co-founder Iseult Ward, and McLaren Automotive designer Patrick Carton among the ten. They join Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey and actress Saoirse Ronan. ♦

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