AskMen.com‘s annual lists have always been a good way to gauge the impact that MMA has on the culture at large — as well as quantify the relative hotness of Gina Carano, Arianny Celeste, and Ronda Rousey. Yesterday, the men’s lifestyle site released its Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2013 List, which includes UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones all the way at #26, ahead of international superstars like Daft Punk (#49), The Rock (#45), Kanye West (#41), Cristiano Ronaldo (#38), and Andy Murray (#32).
The rankings were determined by over 100,000 online voters, and do not feature anybody else from the world of MMA, which just adds more support to Dana White’s recent claim that the UFC still isn’t mainstream. Still, #26 is pretty damn impressive for a cage-fighter. To put that in perspective, the next three guys on the list are the Pope (#25), Floyd Mayweather (#24, that son of a bitch), and Howard Stern (#23).