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Wednesday, 12/18/2013, 09:52 am

Conor McGregor is the Most Searched Athlete in Ireland in 2013

UFC featherweight Conor “The Notorious” McGregor topped the list for Ireland’s most search athlete on Google in 2013. Considering that he’s coming above local soccer stars is a testament to the rising popularity of the UFC around the world. The article, which was published today by irishnews.com, goes into more detail.

“Miley Cyrus was the most searched-for musician, while Conor ‘The Notorious’ Mcgregor was the sports star attracting most queries. While not yet a household name, Dublin-born Mcgregor (25) is a star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in America and his position ahead of football and GAA figures is an indication of the growing popularity of the sport in Ireland.”

“ULTIMATE SEARCH OPTIONS: Dublin born Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor (left) was the sports star attracting most Google searches, while the late Nelson Mandela was in ninth position and The Fast and The Furious star Paul Walker topped the Irish chart for searches after his death in a car crash last month. Second in the list was not even a person but unsurprisingly Ryanair had us scrambling for the search button.”

The full article can be found here.

(Thanks to mma.tv for the find.)

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