Originally Posted by Ultimacy
Maybe if he fought more than talked
If he hadn't just spent the better part of a year rehabbing a ligament tear in his knee I´m sure he would have, and he'd be legitimately in the title shot discussion right now, assuming he'd fought twice in the interval.
But think about this: how many fighters have the charisma and the natural ability to keep themselves a hot commodity in the fan discussion while on the shelf with an injury for 11 months? Not very many. Most guys drop off the face of the earth, even top-tier contenders like Condit. That is why Conor McGregor is worth his weight in gold to the UFC - he' a natural draw, love him or hate him. As long as he keeps winning fights, he's going to be a major part of the UFC's European expansion plans.