Conor McGregor gets boxing license in the state of California

November 30, 2016 6:34 pm by Russell Ess
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With the big announcement of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association on Wednesday, another very interesting bit of news broke late Wednesday surrounding the UFC’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor.

MMA journalists Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto tweeted news late Wednesday that Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California.

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Helwani tweeted, “Breaking: Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, per his manager @AudieAttar.”

Okamoto also tweeted, “Confirmed with California State Athletic Commission that Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license as of today.”

Over the weekend, the UFC announced that McGregor “relinquished” the UFC featherweight title, two weeks after winning the UFC lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. McGregor never released any statement or made a direct comment on the matter so many believe the featherweight title was stripped from him.

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“The Notorious” stated at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference that he wants to take time off from fighting until his first child is born in the summer of 2017. McGregor also stated that if the UFC wants him to keep fighting for them, he wants some equity in the company. No news has been released on if those negotiations have begun or not.

What could this boxing license mean for Conor McGregor? Is a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather something that could actually happen? Sound off in the comment section what you think this could mean for Conor McGregor!


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