Conor McGregor is the most popular UFC fighter going. Just check Sports Illustrated.
McGregor landed on this week’s SI cover, making him the first male UFC athlete to grace the cover since Roger Huerta in 2007. It speaks to McGregor’s popularity as much as his success, as mixed martial arts fans everywhere tend to have an opinion about the outspoken Irishman.
The stakes aren’t quite as high with dos Anjos out of the picture, as McGregor was aiming to take dos Anjos’ lightweight championship and become the first fighter in UFC to hold titles in multiple weight classes simultaneously. But McGregor obviously remains a huge draw.
Wherever McGregor goes, attention tends to follow.
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