Conor McGregor applies for Nevada boxing permit with eye on Floyd Mayweather standoff
With the ink only dry on an arrangement with the UFC to battle Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor has again connected for a confining permit Nevada.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today affirmed to MMAjunkie that McGregor had presented an application for the licence, and the commission is “as of now anticipating whatever is left of the documentation required.”
The board requires a potential licensee to pay a $50 charge, and submit photographs and an application with vital historical data. The application asks whether a contender has ever been trained by the NSAC, which McGregor has taken after his settlement with the commission for a UFC 202 question and answer session scuffle with Nate Diaz.
McGregor (21–3 MMA, 9–1 UFC) will likewise need to submit ophthalmologic, cerebrum sweep and blood tests that prove he’s healthy to battle. The procedure for the boxing permit is the same as the one to contend in MMA.
The significant contrast, of course, is that McGregor is 0–0 in the ring while Mayweather is 49–0 and celebrated as the best boxer of his time. In spite of those numbers, NSAC official executive Bob Bennett already has revealed to USA TODAY Sports he doesn’t expect any issues authorising McGregor to battle Mayweather.
This past December, McGregor’s lawyers indicated Bennett a video of the Irish champ boxing while at the same time endeavouring to pick up a permit. Bennett saw no issue giving one, yet denied the permit because McGregor hadn’t paid a $150,000 punishment at first demanded by the commission. He conceded the matter to the determination of McGregor’s case, which was settled when the two sides consented to a lesser discipline.
“He’s a sensational competitor,” Bennett said. “He’s seemingly one of the best strikers from the UFC. He’s fit as a fiddle; he’s bad-to-the-bone, he prepares hard.
“Mayweather is apparently one of the best contenders ever because he doesn’t have faith in getting hit. Be that as it may, we should not overlook Floyd (will be) 40, and Conor is 28, so it’d make for an amazing battle.”
On Wednesday, UFC President Dana White reported he’d hit an arrangement with McGregor for a potential fight with Mayweather. In any case, that is only one part of the work. White needs to work things out with Mayweather and his agents, which hasn’t looked encouraging.
Today, Mayweather shot down a question about his side of the arrangement while showing up at a public interview in London for a bout between Gervonta Davis and Liam Walsh.
McGregor, the happy father of an infant child, feels certain it can complete the length of Mayweather and his business delegates can put pen to paper.
“It is an honor to sign this record-breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor said in a statement. “The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved.
“We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”
White, but, is hedging a little more on the outcome of negotiations.
“I’m not saying the fight will happen,” he said. “I got one side done; now it’s time to work on the other. If we can come to a deal with (Mayweather adviser Al) Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s going to happen.