Conor McGregor was coming into his fight against Diego Brandao with a massive amount of pressure on his shoulders. The UFC is banking on him becoming a massive star, and the Irish competitor lived up to those expectations.
From start to finish he battered Brandao in every position of the contest. While Brandao was a replacement for Cole Miller and far from a high-ranking opponent, McGregor has found himself in a position where he has vaulted himself to prominence in the featherweight division.
Even though his talking skills have done most of the work to this point, McGregor is becoming one of the most talked about athletes in this division. The UFC should follow suit by placing him in a challenging fight next to prove his worth while giving him the chance to further establish himself in the featherweight division.
These fight suggestions would help move McGregor up the featherweight ladder at an acceptable pace to match his verbal antics.