It’s been confirmed that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has obtained a California professional boxing license, fueling speculation that the rumored mega fight with boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather could become a reality.
The conventional wisdom is that if the fight did take place, it would be fought as a boxing match to make it a functional event.
McGregor obtaining his license could also be a giant publicity stunt from the PR savvy UFC star, who, one would imagine, was aware that the news of his license would become publicly available and create more media buzz.
Most experts predict that the undefeated Mayweather would destroy McGregor in a boxing match, but a fight between the two would likely shatter pay per view records.
The biggest obstacle holding up the fight, according to reports, is how the money would be split between the fighters. Mayweather is demanding an uneven split of the purse. McGregor, who currently the biggest star in either sport, disagrees with the proposal.
Even if the fight is a complete trainwreck, how could it be any less entertaining than Mayweather/Pacquiao? Make it happen.
Here’s a video of McGregor responding to some some smack talk where Mayweather called him an “ant.”