McGregor Issued Boxing License in California
MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that UFC superstar Conor McGregor has been granted a boxing license in California.
Andy Foster, Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission, told Helwani:
"He got a license today and a federal ID. He’s a California boxer now. He’s qualified [as a boxer]. I’d love to see him fight in California. It just needs to be the right opponent. Certainly a high-level opponent. We’re happy to license him. We’re happy he’s a California fighter.
The move has major potential ramifications. First-off, it seems to hint that all is not well between McGregor (arguably the sport’s biggest star) and the UFC after the organization stripped McGregor of his 145-Championship. He still holds the UFC lightweight title.
While the media will continue to speculate about a fight between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, there are still many hurdles to cross. McGregor remains under contract in the UFC, which would prevent him from pursuing any boxing fight without their consent.