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Can someone explain how did Conor McGregor become so popular?

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  1. Nooob

    Nooob Banned Banned

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    In terms of popularity, Conor McGregor is the White Man of Muhammad Ali.

    No one in MMA or Boxing is popular than Conor McGregor right now, not even the "Hall of Fame" UFC fighters. Everyone who just started watching combat sport talks about him and already sees him as an influential icon when there were dozens of MMA fighters who have accomplished better than him.

    So, it got me wondering how did this man became so popular? Did social media played a huge role in this?
     
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    franklinstower Black Belt

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    I blame rap music.
     
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    Same reason Notre Dame football is so popular: fans love the fighting Irish. They are just adorable little people.
     
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    Portland8242 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Because he's extremely proficient in drawing attention towards himself.
     
  6. ralphus1

    ralphus1 Expensive too.

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    He convinced an island full of drunken louts to follow him around the world.

    You have to respect the Jim Jones like skill involved.
     
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    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Sufficiently advanced promotional tactics are indistinguishable from magic.

    -Conor McGregor

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    Shit talk + actually backing it up = profit.

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    He's got charisma and an exciting fighting style. He's also got that "It" factor that you can't really explain.
     
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    He has over the top, crazy personality.

    He also has elite-level skill.

    Most only have one or the other.

    Combination of the two is why he's popular.
     
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    He's excellent at turning off light switches.
     
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    His mouth and his counter left
     
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    Its because most white Americans are like 5% irish by blood and feel like they relate to being Irish. Conor is fighting for every white man in The United States.
     
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    No one else talks like him. More importantly, he kept winning. Both those things combined made him a star.
     
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    How did Ronda Rousey become popular? The UFC Hype Machine. It can make any man or women popular.
     
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    241 500k newbie

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    Coz he doesn't five a fook
     
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    He has "it".
     
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    honda was like that too
     

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