TIME magazine's annual list of the most influential people in the world is here and the only Irish name on the list is the one and only Conor McGregor who got a write-up from fellow legend Arnold Schwarzenegger for the issue.
Writing for TIME, Schwarzenegger said that McGregor is "more than a fighter, more than an athlete, more than a champion" and that "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," he writes. "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."
Fine words from the one and only Terminator and former governor of California.
The full list of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2017 can be found here, or you can see them all in the video below.