Conor McGregor Obtains Boxing License in California
The hype of a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight continues, as the UFC star obtains a boxing license in California.
While McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, confirmed the news this week, he's still under contract with UFC, which would be an obstacle for any boxing match he might pursue. The development, however, fuels speculation of a boxing match between McGregor and retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who many believe is plotting a comeback to retire with a 50-0 record -- the all-time record.
McGregor is demanding $100 million for a fight with Mayweather.
Despite the license, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has shot down the prospect of a McGregor-Mayweather bout. "It's all a game. It's all a calculated effort to gain more fans," Ellerbe tells ESPN. "He got a boxing license. Congratulations to him. Conor McGregor can say anything he wants to, but he has a boss and his name is [UFC president] Dana White. He is under contract to the UFC, and if he wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, he can't because his bosses wouldn't allow that to happen.
"The brass [from WME-IMG] who recently purchased the UFC are very smart people, and they would never -- and put this in bold caps -- let him step into a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather because everyone knows what the outcome would be," Ellerbe added. "He would get his ass beat from pillar to post."
He's coming off a historic win at UFC 205 in early 205, where he become the first fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously.