She kinda lowkey carried him during his run. She brought in all the fans and they noticed him bc the UFC promoted the shit outta conor on Rousy cards. I think the UFC doing such low #'s is delaying his comeback tbh. He knows the UFC isn't really trending rn so if he comes back and does a low PPV # it will hurt his brand. If Lesnar challenges the Miocic/DC winner it could bring enough buzz to get the UFC trending again. Expect Conor back after that.