Conor is talented as hell, no doubt about it. But there are many fighters with similar talent levels that never, ever obtained his level of success. It feels like things literally happened exactly the way they needed to for him to blow up the way that he did. When Conor Arrived in the UFC, he was a bit strong 145 pound fighter, possibly the biggest strongest 145'er in the division. he had great, explosive striking, and beat 5 strikers in a row. No Wrestlers. Brimage, Young Holloway, Diego Brandau, Poirier, and Dennis Siver. His first fight against a wrestler was Chad Mendes on two weeks notice, out of shape. He was taken down at will until Chad gassed from lack of conditioning. Conor wins. Fights Aldo, Aldo fights stupidly and runs right into the left hand counter and goes down. Great, Well Played Conor, amazing. Conor decides not to defend against anyone and try his luck at a higher weight class. Conor only takes fights with everything to gain and nothing to lose. Was supposed to fight RDA. I believe that RDA would end him. But his foot was a balloon. Fights Diaz and gets smoked. Great. Doesn't go back down to defend. He gets an immediate rematch and arguably loses it. Close, Majority Decision against a LW journeyman at WW. Then he gets a gifted shot at Lightweight. Gets Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez fights terribly, gets destroyed and smoked. Khabib said the fight looked fishy and fake. I don't believe so it was just a terrible performance by Alvarez and great one by Conor. That ends Conor's contributions to MMA. That was everything that he did. He did great by acting like a boxer. He only fought when he had everything to gain and nothing to lose, and those fights against Aldo and Alvarez were his biggest wins. You could say they are his only wins that were relevant and mattered. Guys in MMA don't make a huge dynasty off of two wins. Only Conor does.