Leading up to this weekend's Dublin fight card, he had the whole nation on his shoulders, and the world of pressure to back up the hype against a formidable opponent in Diego Brandao. In the first round, Conor seemed to pick his shots carefully, and then he finally landed a string of combinations against the cage against Brando, who was not able to survive the round.
It's one of McGregor's biggest wins to date, not only because he is on a three fight winning streak, but because he's truly something special in terms of talent. As of now, we don't know if he has the ability to be a champion, but he's certainly a huge draw for the UFC, and he deserves the chance to fight a top 10 opponent. If McGregor keeps up his winning ways, he'll be fighting for a belt in no time at all.