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
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- Muscle Madness fan promo
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- Woodley: McGregor-Mayweather 'good for UFC'
- Arum: UFC wants half of McGregor's purse
- Leonard: McGregor won't last one round against Mayweather
- Roach: McGregor 'is not that good of a fighter'
- Lee brought in to prep Mayweather for McGregor fight