For those that missed it last night here on Wrestling News World, Conor McGregor has obtained a boxing license out of the state of California. Many believe this is McGregor’s way of trolling UFC, whether it’s due to the situation involving the featherweight championship or if he’s just leveraging his star power.
While the media has been trying to build up a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, no one actually expects it to happen. Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, issued the following statement to ESPN about the situation:
“It's all a game. It's all a calculated effort to gain more fans," Ellerbe said. "He got a boxing license. Congratulations to him. Conor McGregor can say anything he wants to but he has a boss and his name is [UFC president] Dana White. He is under contract to the UFC and if he wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match he can't because his bosses wouldn't allow that to happen. The brass [from WME-IMG] who recently purchased the UFC [for $4 billion earlier this year] are very smart people and they would never -- and put this in bold caps -- let him step into a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather because everyone knows what the outcome would be. He would get his ass beat from pillar to post.”
Mayweather is said to have zero interest in fighting McGregor. McGregor isn’t expected to fight for the UFC through next May due to the birth of his first child.
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