McGregor is named ‘Most Admired Sports Star’ in Ignite Research’s ‘Sports Sentiment Index’ getting 16% of the vote. Katie Taylor takes second place, with 14%. From a sample of 1,000 adults aged 18 to 65, one in every three aged 18 to 34 say McGregor is the Irish sportsperson they admired most. McGregor beating Alvarez is the second most memorable moment, and McGregor winning two belts is voted the third greatest sporting achievement of the year.
Ireland’s Most Admired Sports Star of 2016
- McGregor Walk music video
- Cowherd: McGregor should 'tackle' Mayweather to win
- Ferguson: 'Money made McGregor 'soft'
- Ferguson says he will ‘end’ McGregor with snap-jitsu
- Alvarez: McGregor-Mayweather fight 'a joke for boxing'
- Anik: GSP vs McGregor would be biggest fight in UFC history
- Bayless: Mayweather wants no part of McGregor
- The Negotiation fan-made video
- Coach: Nurmagomedov won't wait to fight McGregor if he boxes Mayweather
- St-Pierre coach wants return bout with McGregor or Bisping