When UFC superstar Conor McGregor makes any type of significant moves, the word spreads quickly.
On Wednesday, Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto tweeted that current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was granted a boxing license in the state of California. It later came to light that McGregor applied for a boxing license in numerous states.
This all came just a few days after the UFC announced on their UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast last weekend that McGregor “relinquished” the featherweight title shortly after becoming the first fighter in history to be a concurrent two-division UFC champion with his lightweight title win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 earlier in November.
Interestingly, “The Notorious” has not made any public statement about giving up the featherweight title, which makes many believe the UFC stripped the belt from their arguably biggest star.
As far as what the boxing license means, White went on to say that he is not totally sure what “The Notorious” is up to but when it comes to fighting, he is under contract with the UFC.
“I have no idea what Conor is doing,” White told Yahoo Sports after being asked for his thoughts on the news of McGregor getting his boxing license. “Conor’s Conor. He does his thing. But he’s under contract to me. Who knows with this guy? Who knows what he is up to. I just let Conor be Conor. And the other thing is, it’s fun to talk about this fight and what might happen, but what commission would let that fight happen? Really, think about that.”
Conor McGregor stated at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference that he will be taking time off from fighting until his baby is born, which is due in the summer of 2017. In addition to taking a break, “The Notorious” openly stated that if the UFC wants him to see him continue fighting for them in the Octagon, he wants some shares in the company.
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