Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White confirmed that he and Conor McGregor had signed off on a deal for a fight against Floyd Mayweather. As he awaits Mayweather to come to a deal, McGregor is taking another step in ensuring that the super-fight takes place.
According to Nevada State Athletic Commissioner Bob Bennet, the Irish MMA superstar has applied for a boxing license in the state of Nevada.
"Conor has submitted an application for a boxing license. We are currently waiting for his supporting documents," Bennett told World Boxing News.
Though the fight is far from the final stages in which a venue would be decided, it is a foregone conclusion that the boxing match would take place in Las Vegas. In the later stages of his career Mayweather fought exclusively in Nevada, and it would be shocking if he accepted any other location for a fight against McGregor.
Bennet added that he believes the commission will grant McGregor a boxing license assuming that the MMA star submits all necessary documents.
The last major roadblock that could halt a fight between McGregor and Mayweather is UFC boss Dana White’s negotiations with Mayweather and Al Haymon, which are expected to happen next week.