His initial run through the featherweight division was effortless domination, and it doesn't get enough credit. Nobody mentions the fact that he fights injured (Max Holloway and Chad Mendes), faces whoever is available when an opponent pulls out, and generally does not give a shit who they put in front of him. 3/7 of his featherweight fights were with all time greats in the division, fights he dominated from start to finish. Most fighters, even the great ones, usually take a little damage over the course of many fights. In McGregor's first seven fights in the UFC, he barely got hit at all, 5/7 received "Performance of the Night" bonuses, and were just flawless, effortless knockout victories that made his elite opponents look like amateurs and his amateur opponents look like bums off the street. On top of all this he fights Nate Diaz on short notice at 170, dominates Diaz until he gasses, and then avenges the loss, again at 170, instead of returning to his own weight class and chalking up the loss to being outweighed like most fighters would have done. He gets better every fight. His latest fight with Alvarez was the best we've seen - how about the KO combo where he landed 4 punches while Eddie was falling in midair? Just crazy. The hate he gets is unbelievable. He's a knockout artist with unparalleled technique - he should be considered in the same breath as the other greats at this point, yet here we are debating with half the forum that he's just some playboy moneymaker clown who will be exposed.