Having yesterday signed a contract which would see him fight Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor has applied for a boxing licence in the State of Nevada, Balls.ie has learned.
McGregor was granted a boxing licence in California last year, but denied one in Nevada due to an outstanding $60,000 fine after throwing bottles at Nate Diaz last August.
With the fine other conditions now put to rest, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has told Balls.ie that McGregor has applied for a licence which would allow him to fight Floyd Mayweather in the world's fight capital.
NSAC on Conor McGregor boxing licence:
A spokesperson for NSAC told Balls.ie:
Conor has submitted an application for a boxing license. We are currently awaiting the rest of the documentation required for a boxing license.
We understand the rest of the documentation mentioned is as follows:
- Two passport size photographs
- $50 license fee
- Photo ID
- A physical examination report, including an original laboratory report with the fighter's name and the date the HIV test and Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody and CBC tests were taken.
- Dilated ophthalmologic exam.
- MRI of brain without contrast and MRA cerebral circulation.
McGregor has currently submitted only his application, and NSAC are awaiting the above documents in order to further his application.
Nevada State Athletic Commission chief Bob Bennett recently confirmed that Mayweather versus McGregor is "an approvable fight" due to the latter's striking ability within the UFC, and boxing background.
Bennett did however describe McGregor as a former "All-Ireland champion boxer," which is incorrect.
Nonetheless, the fight will move a step closer if - or in all likelihood, when - McGregor is granted a licence to box in Mayweather's home state.
There is, however, still a way to go before the fight is finalised, even in spite of Thursday's developments.