Some MMA fans like to say that boxing in MMA is totally different because of the threat of the takedown. True in a small amount of cases but not always. Aldo/Alvarez weren't threatened with takedowns at all. How hard is it to tuck your chin? Or maybe throw a double jab to set up one of your combos? These guys are champions. Conor knew that these guys were just going to come charging in with their chins in the air throwing lead hooks and straight rights. Which is why he sat back and waited.