Conor McGregor, the reigning lightweight champion, is now a licensed boxer in the state of California.
Several sources reported the news Wednesday night including MMAFighting.com, FloCombat, and FoxSports.com, confirming with both McGregor’s management team and the state athletic commission.
Here’s what we know based on those reports:
– While he was granted a license in California, Fox Sports’ Damon Martin said he’s expected to also attempt to gain licenses in other “prominent states” like Nevada, Texas, and New York.
– The obvious play is the much-discussed boxing match with the currently retired Floyd Mayweather. FloSports’ Jeremy Botter believes the mutliple state licensing might means McGregor will use the Ali Act to make the fight happen despite his UFC contract. He also said the two sides have been discussing the fight for more than a year.