I don't know how anyone could not like him. He's an incredibly talented fighter, takes his job seriously, and seems like a genuinely cool dude. I think he's ready for a step up.
He is indeed talented and it also looks that he takes his job very seriously. That is very good.
His personality is what I do not really like, I prefer humble fighters. He tries hard to be funny and his taunting during fights is something I do not like either.