It's time for people to recognize that if you're an elite striker and you have physical gifts that include strong hips, and flexibility you dont have to learn everything involved in wrestling to defend a takedown. Connor has is strong in a wierd way he's completely ambidextrous when it comes to the total strength of his body. He seems perfectly balanced, that has to transition to sprawling and td defense. He's certainly a better athlete than Edgar is in terms of output and power. Can Edgar maybe box him up, yes edgar is really fundamental. But I dont see that happening with Conor's boxing pedigree. If Jon Jones can Defend a mega elite wrestler's takedowns like Daniel Cormier's and Jose Aldo who has no wrestling background prior to training MMA can stuff Edgar, why wouldnt Conor. Yes Jones is a wrestler, but the skill and experience gap between him and Daniel Cormier isn't much different than the one between Mendes and Aldo or Edgar and Aldo. I'm not an Irish fanboy just a NY black guy that boxes and appreciates the sweet science as well as it's applications in MMA which is why I'm not an Edgar hater I'm a fan. I'm just curious about how long it's supposed to take someone of the physical and economic resources that Mcgregor has, to learn adequate takedown defense. He's been in the UFC 2 years, Dana and Lorenzo want him to be a lasting champ. Do you really think he hasn't been spending every off camp session training his wrestling? I wouldnt be surprised if Dana White was giving Conor hookups to the best wrestling coaches. My prediction is after the Aldo fight Mcgregor takes a LONG time off and finishes out his training and rounds out his skills. With the belt he'll take time to master his TD dfense which by every indication is already good. And the haters will keep hating. Yes that prediction includes him knocking Aldo out who I'm also a fan of, in fact I expect leg kicks to be more of a challenge for Mcgregor than TD's. Unfortunately as has been shown before with fighters like Barboza, no matter how good you're kicks are they take longer to pay off than one swift strike to the chin. Aldo is gonna get concussed early and it will follow the same pattern as Dillashaw and Barao.