UFC Champion Conor McGregor has made an application for a boxing license, the Nevada State Athletic Commission have confirmed to WBN.
Commission head Bob Bennett outlined the fact that McGregor had put forward his desire to apply which now adds to the Irishman's recent statement of a deal being agreed on his part to fight Floyd Mayweather this year.
"Conor has submitted an application for a boxing license. We are currently waiting for his supporting documents," Bennett exclusively told World Boxing News.
McGregor now has to meet the requirements set in place by the Commission in order to receive his license to fight.
They are as follows:
For a professional boxer/kickboxer/mixed martial artist between the ages of 18 - 37**, who has fought a professional fight in the last 36 months, has not fought over 425 professional rounds and is not under suspension in another state. **For the year 2017 if you were born in 1979 or earlier go to Comprehensive Contestant
Two passport size photographs
$50 license fee
Current Federal ID card - If a professional boxer or mixed martial artist.
Report of Physical Examination Report Professional Boxer/Unarmed Combatant including an original laboratory report with the fighters name and the date the HIV test and Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody and CBC tests were taken. The HIV test must be done within 30 days of submitting all requirements to become licensed. The Hepatitis B & C and the CBC tests can be done within the calendar year.
Dilated ophthalmologic examination by an OPHTHALMOLOGIST only - This must be done more than 24 hours before the fight.
MRI of the brain without contrast and MRA cerebral circulation- If either previously done, forward results for review. This is a one time requirement, unless otherwise ordered.
Bennett has already informed WBN previously that he expects McGregor to be accepted with minimum fuss as 'The Notorious' awaits something concrete regarding an agreement from Mayweather's side.
Former pound for pound king Mayweather is in London looking after protege Gervonta Davis ahead of his world title defense and turned away questions on McGregor from journalists at the final presser.
Once Mayweather is back in Las Vegas, something official is expected to be released by 'The Money Team.'
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay