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Conor McGregor has this morning obtained a licence to box in the state of California.

The move follows an exceptional amount of trash-talk in boxing magnate Floyd Mayweather’s direction, with rumours swirling around a match between the two, should contracts and circumstances ever allow.

The once-retentive UFC has loosened up its policies on co-promotion as of late, working with wrestling promotion WWE on crossover talent appearances, which sets a precedent for an event such as McGregor is pitching for.

California State Athletic Commission exec Andy Foster sez:

“I’d love to see him fight in California. It just needs to be the right opponent. Certainly a high-level opponent. We’re happy to license him. We’re happy he’s a California fighter.”

Mayweather’s management remains schtum on any potential superfight. Says Mayweather Promotions boss Leonard Ellerbe:

“It’s all a game, all a calculated effort to gain more fans. Conor McGregor can say anything he wants to, but he has a boss and his name is [UFC president] Dana White.”

H/T MMAFighting