Why do people keep going on about improving his wrestling. It's not a part of his game and really not worth focusing on exclusively at this point in his career. He already does work on it to a degree but not to the point of sacrificing his strengths and primary weapons. Even if he did decide to improve it you have to realize that there's not really a lot he can do in the time he has left. Do you think he's ever going to get to the level where his wreatling can stand up to guys who have been training for decades? If you've ever wrestled or trained bjj think about what level you were after 1 year of wrestling in school multiple time as week and competing. You still sucked and were just barely learning. After a year of bjj you would probably be a low level lue belt who would get smashed by anyone with more experience. Now add that to mma and realize that you'll never see Conor shooting singles and doubles, pulling off reversals or fending off takedowns. You don't just switch up things in mma and totally change your style. Dance with who you brought the dance.
100% this. He's so far ahead of the pack in striking and so behind in wrestling that it's not only a waste of time, but it caused him to look lackluster in the standup. The whole Khabib camp was spent working on scrambles and sweeps and that strategy of not expending energy when he was on his back. Afterwards, he realized what an awful idea that was and promised to never have a negative camp like that where he's trying not to lose. I don't know if a normal camp would have mattered in the outcome, but he'd have had a fighting chance.
His power is great at 145, but not special at 155. These UFC LWs are guys who walk at 180-190, Conor on a fast food bender is still under 170. He caught Khabib with some big shots and countered Mayweather with a huge looking uppercut, and it was like nothing happened. Paulie says that Conor's a very strong guy and has good hands, but his power is nothing special for 154.