Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Conor McGregor Applies For Boxing License in State of Nevada

Kristopher Love | 19 May, 2017, 06:39

"We now await the signatures of [Mayweather adviser] Al Haymon and his boxer as well as of [UFC figurehead] Dana White and his fighter in the coming days". McGregor was granted a license to box in California several months ago.

Adam Smith, head of Sky Sports Boxing, said: "Savannah was one of our Academy Sports Scholars and we're very proud as she makes the switch from a successful amateur career to the professional ranks".

White said that McGregor has agreed to step in the ring with the undefeated Mayweather despite not having fought competitively in a boxing ring since he was a teenager.

"McGregor's a fighter. I'm a fighter".

"The McGregor side is done", Ultimate Fighting Champion president White said.

"Conor McGregor has submitted an application to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a boxing license", he said.

Nevada State Athletic Commission chief Bob Bennett recently confirmed that Mayweather versus McGregor is "an approvable fight" due to the latter's striking ability within the UFC, and boxing background.

McGregor, the proud father of a newborn son, feels confident it can get done as long as Mayweather and his business representatives can put pen to paper.

"That's total disrespect to both of these fighters, it's their press conference, let's talk about them". "I got one side done; now it's time to work on the other". Mayweather's fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015 sold 4.4 million pay-per-view buys and McGregor is the UFC's top draw.

McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) will also need to submit ophthalmologic, brain scan and blood tests that prove he's in good health to fight.

The Irishman has been out of action since knocking out Eddie Alvarez last November at UFC 205 in New York City to become the promotion's lightweight champion.