McGregor is fun to watch both in and out of the ring. He's a good striker, and a phenomenal trash talker, BUT.... His success if you look at it carefully, you will see this irrefutable fact. 1. UFC notices the stardom in him and caters to his every needs. Starting with the match picking and skipping of opponents in the initial stage. They let him do whatever the fuck he wants, breaks all the rules and every contracts in order to keep his stock on the rise. I wouldn't even be surprised if they provide him with steroids and other enhancement and recovery drugs in the market. Look at how nerf wrecking he got when diaz mentioned steroids. Or remember that run in with Urijah in the hallway? 2. They first hand pick opponents to match his style and avoid the wrestlers, then when someone injures, he gets to fight a replacement fighter who is physically ill prepared. Fighters with no camp, or insufficient time to fully be in fighting shape, while he himself have been training for 3-4 weeks to a month and fully ready. Example, mendes, diaz 3. You add in his trash talking + UFC belittling of mcgregor's opponents. Imagine, you're his opponent, and the president of UFC publicly tells the media that they offered you the fight and you turned it down and was afraid to fight mcgregor, or that your previous injury was faked and you are not hurt at all.... imagine how disrespected you would feel when your employee publicly humiliates you in front of everyone. why do you think frankie is pissed, why do you think aldo was pissed? In other words, you have to fight a fully prepared mcgregor when you are not in any fighting shape and with no cardio. On top of that, you have to be able to remain calm and not get effected by mcgregor's provocation and UFC siding with him and throwing jabs at you and smearing your image all at the same time..... you can see why some people have a problem with a fighter who is really only good at striking (he really does have good striking.) All the stars are aligned perfectly for him. they really are. if he's not a good speaker, if the ufc didn't bend over backwards for him, if his opponents could fight him in fighting shape, if his opponent just had to show up and fight him without hearing or going about all these trash talking and ufc smear campaign, and if mcgregor had to fight wrestlers before the ufc discovered the star potential in him, if he is not the fantastic striker with accuracy and killer instinct.... . then we would not have the star, and he would not have been the big success that he is today.