Conor McGregor receives boxing license in California with more states to follow
Conor McGregor has officially received a boxing license to compete in the state of California.
McGregor’s representatives at Paradigm Sports Management confirmed the news to FOX Sports on Wednesday.
California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster also confirmed the governing body had issued a boxing license to McGregor.
The move to get a boxing license will surely spur even more rumors about the proposed super fight between McGregor and retired boxing king Floyd Mayweather, who have danced around a potential bout throughout 2016.
After receiving his license to box in California, McGregor will also be applying for a boxing license in other prominent states as well. States such as New York, Nevada and Texas are likely at the top of the list as regular destinations for the biggest boxing events in the United States.
McGregor has offered to fight Mayweather several times while demanding at least $100 million from the former pound-for-pound champion to meet in the ring under boxing rules.
Whether or not this boxing license is a prelude to a potential showdown between McGregor and Mayweather remains to be seen.
Obviously, McGregor is also under contract to the UFC and would need permission from them before he could potentially pursue a match with Mayweather or any other boxer for that matter.
UFC president Dana White has commented in the past that he would be open to discussing the possibility of McGregor boxing Mayweather but the two parties have never come together to hold a conversation on the matter.
Currently, McGregor is taking time off while awaiting the birth of his first child in May, although his name was in the headlines last week after the UFC stripped him of the featherweight title.
The move came just 14 days after McGregor became the first ever two-division champion in UFC history when he captured the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
The UFC had previously warned McGregor that he would eventually have to give up one of the belts, but the organization made that decision for him by taking the featherweight title away and declaring Jose Aldo as the new undisputed champion.
McGregor has made no public statement about the title being stripped or his new boxing license, but he’s certainly raising a few eyebrows with this latest move.