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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is taking significant steps closer to a proposed bout with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather by applying for a boxing license from the Nevada Athletic Commission.

NAC executive director Bob Bennett confirmed to ESPN that had submitted his application on Thursday. This comes less than 24 hours after he announced that he had reached an agreement with the UFC on the potential super fight.

McGregor has yet to be granted the license as he failed to submit missing medical documents, but Bennett confirmed that NAC would gladly issue him the license.

"Conor is intimately familiar with our licensing procedures, having fought here multiple times for the UFC," Bennett said. "When he has time, and all sides have come to a contractual agreement, I'm sure he will fulfill our requirements, and we look forward to having him fight in Nevada."

McGregor already has a boxing license for the state of California.

This would the first time a UFC fighter has crossed over to boxing on such a large stage. is officially retired, but says he will come out of retirement in order to face the UFC champ.


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