Conor McGregor, the boxer?
Yeah, this is happening. According to McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, the UFC lightweight champion has been issued a boxing license in California.
The license may just be for show, but it is the first step toward getting McGregor in the boxing ring with Floyd "Money" Mayweather. The two have beefed through media -- both traditional and social -- over the last year, calling each other out for a potential match.
Most recently, McGregor said he wanted $100 million to take on Mayweather in the boxing ring.
"He wants it under boxing rules. He wants a boxing match. He doesn't want a fight," McGregor told the crowd at a club appearance, per TMZ Sports. "Tell Floyd and Showtime, I'm coming. Tell him to go to them Showtime offices. I want $100 million cash to fight you under boxing rules cause he's afraid of a real fight."
This came shortly after Mayweather called the comparisons between he and McGregor disrespectful.
"Never compare Conor McGregor to me, it's disrespect," Mayweather said. "I'm an elephant, elephant don't beef with ants. Elephant is so large, he don't even see ants."
The two publicly negotiated a bout during the summer after McGregor was pulled from UFC 200. Mayweather said the two were closing in on a deal in May, but once McGregor cleared the air with UFC, those talks went away quickly. Mayweather then promptly said he needed to "move on."