In all my years of following the sport, I cannot remember a period in which so many actual champions were so openly ducking the toughest fights available. Bisping, Johnson, the Dutch girl - it just all seems to have coincided with Conor's rise, which has seen him effectively put two weight divisions at a standstill at one point and desperately chase a retired boxer instead of defending his title against the most deserving contender in his division right now. It seems more and more fighters are seeing how much they can push their luck with the new management as a result of how much they've enabled Conor's behaviour thus far. It's a bad look for the UFC and been a very poor year for them. They always compared themselves with boxing and prided themselves on delivering the best fights, something boxing has often been guilty of failing to deliver fans. The irony is, boxing has actually been providing top quality matchups this year and the ducking and cherrypicking seems to have shifted over to the UFC. As a fan, let's hope Conor stops insulting the integrity of the sport and the fans intelligence of its fans and actually starts behaving like an actual champion, as opposed to some meaningless belt collector. Maybe then the rest of the sport can follow suit.