Connor McGregor continues to keep himself busy without a set date for his next fight. The brash Irishman was issued a boxing license from the California State Athletic Commission.
“He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster confirmed with MMAFighting.com. “He’s a California boxer now.
“He’s qualified [as a boxer]. I’d love to see him fight in California. It just needs to be the right opponent. Certainly a high-level opponent. We’re happy to license him. We’re happy he’s a California fighter.”
This past weekend, the UFC announced it would be stripping McGregor of his featherweight title and named Jose Aldo the new champion. McGregor still holds the lightweight title and was the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously.
With news of McGregor’s boxing license, there was immediately speculation about the superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. that both men have spent plenty of time teasing.
McGregor announced he will be taking a brief hiatus from fighting UFC while his girlfriend is pregnant with their first child. He may be using the time away from the Octagon to prepare for the ring. Mayweather has a knack of running away from fighters who are in their prime, but McGregor seems intent on making the fight a reality.
If there is one thing we know about these two men it is that they love money, and there may be too much on the table for either fighter to pass this up.