Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
if anyone wants to watch the McGregor/Brandao fight
here it is
McGregor is a good fighter, with some dynamite in his hands, but the guy leaves himself wide open with shots and submission openings. i don't think he'd beat someone like Frankie Edgar
CM is still raw and inexperienced and it shows that he hasn't fought top tier competition yet. He'll need to tighten his game up and show a more cautious and calculated approach to beat the second tier of FW's (Cub, Poirier, KZ, Stephens, Lamas & Lentz) and especially vs the upper tier guys (Aldo, Edgar, Mendes).
He has the skill set and potential to be the top guy in the division (and the charisma to be a draw) but he may need to be humbled (lose) in order to come close to fully reaching that potential.