There's so many reasons why Conor would beat Khabib in a rematch: 1) Conor wasn't at his best, but that was the best Khabib you're ever going to see. Your not going to see a better version of Khabib than that, however who knows what could happen if a better Conor shows up in the rematch. 2) I don't think Conor was motivated efficiently for this fight. Drinking whiskey not taking the fight seriously. However now he has his motivation, he's now driven again motivated again. 3) Conors tactics was wrong, by the words of his own coach, they worked too much on defense and little on offence. 4) Conors own coach himself said the following: "ABSOLUTELY CONOR SUFFERED FROM RING RUST". Said it on the Joe rogan show, check it out of you don't believe me. He said it. In the rematch there would be no ring rust. 5) Conor WANTS the rematch more than anything. Khabib doesn't seem to want it though.....I wonder why. 6) Conor knows now what to do when Khabib takes him to the ground or how to stop the takedowns (see round 3).