For the most part true. His athletic ability will allow him to pick up what he needs quickly. However, he does need to learn to keep his hands higher during stand-up action. I hate to say it, but flapping his jaw with *****-like trash talk and keeping his hands low is an invitation for a broken jaw. Yeah, his weaknesses were exposed, but some strengths were underlined. He does have a chin, no doubt about it. And his strikes are pin-point accurate, which Mendes mentioned in post fight conference (it's on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeJgKTY7mfQ). McGregor looked very drawn, the weight cut was murder, a lot of this due to his media obligations all over the country - even in the last 2 weeks of prep. He should never do that again. With the IV rule coming in, guys like Aldo will be hurt even more than McGregor. I truly believe most of the Brazilians are flat out drug cheats because they can get away with it in Brazil. Look at how Aldo foiled his most recent random test (never mind the x-ray showing a broken rib, an x-ray that could have been from any Joe-blow who'd gotten a rib broken). Aldo has backed out of 5 title fights, and gotten a number of them moved to Brazil. If you think you're going to get a fair shake fighting in Brazil, forget it. Hell, in Aldo v Mendes 2, Aldo got away with that obvious, intentional after the bell cheap shot on Mendes. McGregor did prove he's the hardest hitter in the division. Mendes hits harder than Aldo and he didn't faze McGregor in that department. But McGregor needs to shut his mouth while fighting and concentrate on not getting hit so much. Even when you have a rock-slab chin, the other guy can get lucky if you keep dropping your hands and flapping your gums. You can bet that Aldo is not going to want to simply stand and go toe to toe with McGregor. If nothing else, eventually McGregor will get him against the fence and tee off on his noggin 'til it's lights out. If Conor works on that ground game of his - which I believe he will (he has Gunnar Nelson to help out!) - gets his hands up, and stops yakking during the fight, and starts his cut a month out now that IV's are going to be a thing of the past (you can bet a lot of cheats are already working on this), then he could start a long run as champ. Or maybe he and Aldo will both have to move up a step. The IV use helps a lot of fighters come in 15 - 20 lbs heavier, and this happens more in boxing than is admitted (for instance, when Andy Lee fought Peter Quillen, the melanin enhanced fella showed up on fight night looking to be about 20 lbs bigger than Lee, which the announcers kept trying not to mention - and Quillen had missed weight anyway). Conor is better than I thought. And he is tough, which Mendes admitted and the rest of the world witnessed it. He did take some brutal elbows on the ground and didn't let it affect him. He went right back to his game-plan once he got to his feet. His scrambling was better than I thought it would be. Conor's mental toughness is top notch.