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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been boasting about a proposed boxing match with Floyd Mayweather for months, but he has yet to file for a boxing license in the state of Nevada (where the fight is rumored to be taking place) despite having paid off his fines to the athletic commission.

Champions confirmed with the Nevada Athletic Commission today that he has paid his entire $25,000 fine, but they have yet to receive a boxing application from the UFC star.

"I can confirm that Conor McGregor paid his fine in full and we have not received a boxing license from him," said a NAC rep.

He was initially fined $150,000 ($75,000 fine plus another $75,000 to fund a PSA) for engaging in a water bottle throwing incident stemming from a UFC 202 pre-fight press conference. The fine was recently reduced to $25,000 after McGregor filed an appeal with the state.

Perhaps that's what all this cash was about.

McGregor said today that he was looking to make upwards of $100 million to fight Mayweather in what could be one of the biggest boxing events in history.

He already has secured a boxing license for the state of California.


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