News | May 18 2017

REVEALED Conor McGregor applies for Nevada boxing licence to set up Floyd Mayweather fight

Conor McGregor submits application to the Nevada State Athletic Commission
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UFC superstar Conor McGregor has submitted a formal application to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for a boxing licence, having earlier today claimed he has signed his side of a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor, the current UFC lightweight champion, already has a professional boxing licence in California, but this recent application to Nevada is another step toward a crossover fight with Mayweather, which would almost certainly take place in Las Vegas.

NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett has previously told Boxing News that he would give a Mayweather-McGregor boxing match the green light for Vegas, and today he confirmed that McGregor made his licence application.