Since he has been stripped of his UFC featherweight title earlier this week, McGregor has been silent on the issue which is unlike him.
However, Ariel Helwani has reported that McGregor has been busy behind the scenes and has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team.
“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.”
This news comes just days after the UFC unceremoniously stripped McGregor of his 145-pound title, which he won less than 12 months ago, and named Jose Aldo the new champion. He remains the UFC lightweight champion.
McGregor won the featherweight title by knocking out Jose Aldo at UFC 194 in just 13-seconds and won the UFC lightweight title at UFC 205 via second-round TKO over Eddie Alvarez.
He is the first UFC fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously.
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh stated yesterday that he would place a wager on a McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather super-fight would happen in 2017.
Both McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have been teasing a super-fight via the media as of late, and this granting of a boxing licence for McGregor seems like the logical next step in the process.
“He’s qualified [as a boxer],” Foster said. “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.”