Now the only thing left is for UFC president Dana White to work out the other side of the match-up, and that means sorting things out with Floyd Mayweather and his PPV partners at Showtime.
Now Conor McGregor has officially applied for a boxing license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. "Of course we would", he told the Los Angeles Times in February.
Conor has submitted an application for a boxing license. Last fall, he received his license to box in California.
But instead of a picture of Mayweather, Coral mistakenly used an image of 50 Cent.
"Look, James Toney fought in the UFC and got beat".
Sounds great. But is he going to keep to his word and fight the fight with his fists and not his mouth?
Has the octagon absence for the UFC star for so many months really taken a toll on the way he portrays himself to the world?
"He's proven that he can fight as a stand-up fighter". "I think both are phenomenal fighters with exceptional skills". With that out of the way, there's nothing blocking the UFC lightweight champion from fighting Mayweather.
In a statement issued to TheMacLife.com, McGregor confirmed that his part of the deal has been sealed.
McGregor, a 28-year-old Irishman, has been the UFC's most popular fighter and among its top money spinners while Mayweather, a 40-year-old American, retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record including 26 victories by knockout. Conor McGregor's just signed his end of the megabout's contract that is being negotiated by Al Haymon, Mayweather's manager and prominent boxing promoter. "Congratulations to all parties involved".
He will need to be licensed in Nevada should the fight against Mayweather take place in Las Vegas.
McGregor (21-3) had been ineligible to get a boxing license in Nevada as recently as March because of an outstanding fine for his involvement in a UFC media conference previous year. Earlier last month, Mayweather declared he has made a decision to get out of retirement to face McGregor in a boxing match.