McGregor issued boxing license in California

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UFC star Conor McGregor is now fully qualified to box in the state of California, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has confirmed.

His management team said that the Irishman had received a boxing license in the Golden State and now the CSAC have confirmed that it is official.

McGregor remains the UFC lightweight champion after being stripped of his 145-pound title, with Jose Aldo being named the new champion in that weight division.

It has long been rumoured that McGregor could move into boxing for a super-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and this latest development will reignite the speculation.

“He got a license today and a federal ID,” CSAC executive officer Andy Foster confirmed with “He’s a California boxer now.”

“He’s qualified [as a boxer],” Foster continued. “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.”