Originally Posted by Forever Young
Huh? Who would be the LW counterpart to Brandao? Barboza or someone? Sure dude, I'd like to see MacGregor against guys like that.
But against the top names? Lol are you insane? FW has fringe top tens like Jung, maybe Lentz and Poirier that MacGregor can style on. The lower level top guys at 155 are Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone lmao, they'd annihilate Conor.
Though I don't think McGregor styles on Poirier, maaaybe wins, but not styles on.
145 has some monsters at the very very top. Top 4 guys are animals. Fighting Swanson, Mendes, Edgar, Aldo... terrifying propositions.
But below that, McGregor has tough fights but stands a chance to make a top 10 name and potentially dodge the beasts.
Look at LW, to even get into the top 10 you're fighting savages. The top 5? Forget about it. Does McGregor even get past Khabilov or RDA? I doubt it. And those are your fringe top 10s not to mention Diaz and Cerrone who would also probably beat Conor handily. Josh Thomson? Probably fucks Conor sideways.
Conor at FW is good - if he lives up to this ridiculous hype, maybe he makes a 155 run later on. He's got years.
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