Most people on sherdog vastly underrate Conors boxing. His movement. His understanding of distance and timing. His strike selection, His strike placement. His parrying, his defense, his counters. His ability to find range early without any feel out process. He came out of the gates against Mendes throwing spinning heel kicks with no feel out process and was finding his mark well. He knocked Aldo out in 13 seconds placing a perfect counter on the chin with no feel out process. While most talented boxers in MMA frown upon throwing kicks, Conor is the opposite. He has amazing kicks. Teeps, jumping kicks, question mark kicks, heel kicks, round houses, switch kicks, bicycle kicks etc. Hes extremely interested in training them and perfecting them and it shows in his fights the way hes able to find range with them extremely early on. Its so rare to see a great MMA boxer also have such a high level kicking game. What also really impressive is how well Conor has performed under all the pressure of being no one 3 years ago, to carrying events on his shoulders and showing up and putting on amazing performances and beating the best fighters in dominant, exciting fashion. Its incredible that hes able to train that much, be that good, that open to learning all aspects of fighting and doing it all with incredible charisma, generating more interest in the lower weight classes than there has ever been before. All this pressure and he still KOd Mendes in 2 rounds and KOd Aldo in 13 seconds. This is how most MMA punchers land hard punches: They're landing hard punches but they're content with connecting with the head, usually creating a larger point of impact. Conor is much more accurate and lands directly on the part of the chin that puts you down and out and does it with sniper like precision, creating a smaller point of impact, like a bullet. Causing much more damage than your average, less calculated haymaker. 7-0 in the UFC with 6 KOs. KTFOd Jose Aldo in 13 seconds who has been undefeated for a decade. Incredible fighting athlete. Once a generation type fighter.