Conor McGregor has remained quiet regarding the UFC’s decision to strip him of his featherweight title, leaving many of us wondering whether the act would sour the already troubled relationship between the promotion and their biggest star. After becoming the first fighter to hold two titles simultaneously, McGregor said he wouldn’t fight again until the new owners offered him ‘a real slice’ of the UFC. Word is UFC ownership haven’t even met with him … instead, they stripped his title for the most cynical of reasons: so they could have an interim featherweight belt on the line for their failing UFC 206 card.
So now that the context is set, what do you make of this: Conor McGregor has just been issued a boxing license in California (with more licenses in other states possibly coming). Is this the first concrete step in the long-rumored superfight between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather?