The Russian grappler, a dominant force in the lightweight division, spent 25 minutes beating up Al Iaquinta, a New York realtor who had fought just twice in the previous three years.
There were two small problems with that—both Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson already claimed the honor of being the world's best.
There are a lot of reasons to be skeptical about Conor McGregor's place in the lightweight hierarchy.
He didn't win the belt against seventh ranked Kevin Lee like Ferguson or snatch his title from the world's toughest realtor Al Iaquinta like Khabib.
He can make any fighter, no matter their strength, fight in a grueling war.