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Conor McGregor One Of 2019’s Most Popular On Social Media

According to a report, former UFC champion Conor McGregor was one of the more popular athletes in the world on social media in 2019.

Despite the fact that he didn’t step foot inside the Octagon in 2019, Conor McGregor was popular.

Well, at least according to social media.

Opendorse released a report that showed the former UFC champion ranked seven in engagements among all athletes worldwide in 2019. McGregor reached 291.1 million across Twitter, Facebook and Insstagram.

Soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list at 1.78 billion, one of six soccer players among the Top-6 in the world.

McGregor’s 48.8 million followers ranked 26th most for all athletes, with Ronaldo first at 399.6 million.

Floyd Mayweather’s 44.3 million followers was 30th among all athletes worldwide.

Lakers star LeBron James had 291.6 million engagements, placing him just behind McGregor.

McGregor posted more than 1,100 times in 2019, fourth most of any athlete.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov ranked high on the list with over 226 million engagements. Ronda Rousey also cracked the Top-100.

Opendorse, which was founded by former Nebraska football starters Blake Lawrence and Adi Kunalic, helps over 10,500 athletes share content from partners on social media. The company works with brands like Tide, FedEx and Wendy’s in addition to the PGA Tour and NFLPA.

You can read more about the Top-100 list on Opendorse.

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