UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been awarded a lot of acolades in his time, and he can now add sex symbol to the ever-growing list as Rolling Stone has announced its top 25 sex symbols of 2015.
McGregor was named one of the top 25 sex symbols for 2015 in a list that also includes Justin Bieber, US Golfer Jordan Speith and Kylie Jenner.
The list compiled by Rolling Stone didn’t just pick 25 pretty faces from the crowd, but instead their criteria included finding “the men and women who made their mark on 2015, and looked good doing it.”
After dominating Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night in January, the “Notorious” finished Chad Mendes in the second round to capture interim 145-pound gold at UFC 189. He then closed out a memorable campaign by knocking out reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194. UFC 189 and UFC 194 now rank as the top two gates in Nevada history.
Rolling Stone says that McGregor embodies athlete and sex symbol with his action inside the Octagon as well as his lavish lifestyle outside of it. McGregor was also officially declared the UFC’s biggest star — trumping even former women’s champion Ronda Rousey.
“There’s no denying that the brash, brawling Irishman is currently the biggest star in mixed martial arts; and now, he’s got Aldo’s Featherweight Championship, too,” Rolling Stone said about McGregor.