One of the biggest draws of last year was when the global megastar switched sports from UFC to boxing to take on Floyd Mayweather.  This helped catapult him to the top of google search. 

Top 10 most searched athletes on Google 2017 

1.Conor McGregor

2 LeBron James

3 Tom Brady

4 Stephen Curry

5 Kyrie Irving

6 OJ Simpson

7 Ronda Rousey

8 Tiger Woods

9 Kevin Durant

10 Floyd Mayweather

This list makes sense, except Mayweather should be knocked out of the top 10. By next year this should be the case.