36. He overtook Ronda Rousey as most popular fighter
Before Conor, Ronda Rousey was head and shoulders above everyone at the top of the “most popular fighters” list. But as Conor moved up the ranks, his brash personality and immense skill level made him a fan favorite. I’m sure it didn’t help that Rousey got beat up by Holly Holm either. Nonetheless, McGregor’s fights regularly appear on the list of the highest grossing pay per views, not to mention he draws a massive crowd just for press conferences and weigh-ins.