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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been granted a boxing license by the state of California.

Unsurprisingly, this has only further fueled speculation that McGregor is looking to dabble in a second sport, potentially even a long rumored superfight with Floyd Mayweather.

"He got a license today and a federal ID," California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster told with "He's a California boxer now."

The rumors of a boxing match between the two combat sports powerhouses have been brewing for months. Back in August, we heard rumors that negotiations were already in the the works, aiming for a tentative 2017 fight window.

The pair have not been shy about addressing the possibility either, and speculation on the idea have been widely discussed in both MMA and boxing circles. Most recently, Mayweather posted a photo of a check that prompted questions concerning his retirement.

McGregor has stated that he will take a break from MMA for a few months, many assuming due to the announcement of the impending birth of his first child. He also recently "relinquished" his featherweight title in favor of keeping his recently captured lightweight title.

He became the first ever UFC fighter to hold two titles at the same time following his win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.


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