I'll compare the two fighters, in terms of the business, the sport, and the narrative. Business-wise, Conor's obviously the superior option. No need to make much argument, unless someone disagrees. And this is why Dana prefers Conor to Justin. Sport-wise, Conor is the better fighter. And he hasn't turned down fights like Gaethje. However, Gaethje has a good style to beat Khabib, and we've already seen Conor fight Khabib. So there are good arguments for both. Narrative-wise, you need to look at the titles, rankings, and records. Conor is a two-division champion, which works in his favor. Conor has the better overall MMA record. Conor has the faster and superior victory over Cowboy. Conor has beaten the likes of Dustin and Eddie, each of whom has victories over Gaethje. And like it or not, Conor has the superior ranking, both divisionally and P4P. Justin has the longer win streak. Justin has more recent wins. Justin has more wins within the divisin. So you have to weigh all of these things. Overall, maybe Gaethje should get the shot, but the argument for it isn't overwhelmingly strong, and you could just as easily argue that Conor is more deserving.