Conor would have a renewed freedom to make demands...be they monetary and or scheduling related. It would enable him to have more leverage in terms of picking his next fight...(not that he was ever going to fight the elite at 170) which is not good for anyone who wants to see him go up against the best wrestlers, etc. It would buy him more time to STALL ("I'm going to fight Mayweather", etc) instead of fighting for an actual belt at 155. (145 is out of the question obv) It would make many fighters feel alienated, again, due to the way the UFC cherishes/nurtures/enables hype trains over everyone else...whereas Nate is a REAL fighter, (as in, not fake like Conor and Ronda and Jones) who they respect in that regard. In closing, if Conor wins, his path going forward will be easier due to the aforementioned reasons above. It's best when down to earth fighters get shine as opposed to ultra-greedy prima donnas.