Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Fantasy Fight Just Went ‘Bonkers’, Irishman Boxing License Means Nothing
The fantasy fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated but retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have just gotten one step closer to reality with reports that “The Notorious” has secured a boxing license in the state of California.
Unrealistic as it may seem, everything was made official as relayed by California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster via MMAFighting.com. Additionally, “The Notorious” reportedly plans to apply for similar boxing licenses in other states as well.
Despite the surprise move, a McGregor vs. Mayweather dream fight is far from happening. At least that is what Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe says, singling out that he still has a boss to answer to going by the name of Dana White.
Rightfully so, McGregor can apply for as many boxing licenses as he can though all of it would mean nothing since he is under contract with the UFC, ESPN reported. As most know, White has been a hard man to bargain with as far as allowing fighters to participate in cross-brand sports.
A good example would be Ronda Rousey who made that surprise appearance at Wrestlemania 31. While Rousey didn’t actually fight at the time, potential WWE matches involving the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion were nixed with White against it. McGregor’s case is expected to go down the same route.
Then again, McGregor has been known to be a hard nut to crack knowing he is the UFC’s cash cow. White and the owners may be against it with the Irishman possibly taking a big risk should he go against the orders of the UFC big bosses.
Mayweather and McGregor have been at it for quite some time. Most have been nothing more than publicity though fans would love to see an unusual match go down.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has shown no indication of interest getting back into the ring, seeing that he is well-off financially. If ever he does return, it will be an actual boxing match with Manny Pacquiao perhaps the only viable opponent he would face to break the 49-0 standoff with the legendary Rocky Marciano.
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