Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor forced the hand of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) by obtaining his boxing license in the state of California.
That’s because “Notorious” is in the final stages of negotiations with boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., as both sides appear to be close to a boxing vs. mixed martial arts (MMA) super fight that would generate a whole bunch of pay-per-view (PPV) buys.
It would also return a pretty penny for its host city, as well as the corresponding athletic commission.
“Would the Nevada State Athletic Commission consider a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor? Of course we would,” NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett told Los Angeles Times. “And we’d definitely want the fight to be in the fight capital of the world. What commission wouldn’t want the two biggest fighters in the world right now to fight in their state?”
Red panty night!
This sort of freak-show fight would normally face several obstacles, including resistance from promoters. But UFC President Dana White has already made a “real” offer and Mayweather promotions is run by … well, you know.
As for NSAC, its willing to grant McGregor a boxing license for “Sin City” once the trash-talking Irishman pays his fine — which is expected to be reduced — from last year’s bottle-gate fiasco.
So, everyone appears to be on board, including the athletic commission, so is it time to start taking this fight seriously?
Source:: mma mania