The fantasy fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has moved another step closer after the UFC champion applied for a Nevada boxing licence.
Both McGregor and UFC president Dana White revealed on Thursday that they had agreed their side of the contract for a boxing bout against the retired Mayweather.
After putting pen to paper, McGregor has wasted no time in submitting a formal application to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a boxing licence.
Let's go get some boxing ones now son. pic.twitter.com/KwBkFriTto
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 18, 2017
McGregor – an amateur boxer in his youth – already has a licence to fight in California, but a permit for Nevada would open the door for the fight to take place in Las Vegas.
“Conor McGregor has submitted an application to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a boxing licence,” said NSAC executive director Bob Bennett.
“We are currently awaiting additional documents from him in support of his application.”
White is now due to finalise negotiations with Mayweather’s camp, with a view to the bout taking place in September.
However, Mayweather was not being drawn on the potential McGregor bout on Thursday after the former world champion was in London to promote a fight between Liam Walsh and Gervonta Davis.
“This is a Liam Walsh and Gervonta Davis press conference; let’s focus on these two competitors,” he said.
“That’s total disrespect to both of these fighters.”