Following the new that Conor McGregor has been granted a boxing license in California, not surprisingly, it hasn’t taken long for the media to get Dana White’s thoughts on the development.
Recently the California Commission confirmed that the UFC’s lightweight champ has received his boxing license, and immediately the news fired around the internet. The reason being that earlier this year the rumor mill regarding a boxing match between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was running overtime. Even though McGregor is under contract with the UFC, and could not participate in any bout without the promotion’s permission.
Well, since the news of McGregor’s boxing license broke, White spoke with Yahoo Sports. When the UFC President was asked to weigh-in on the subject, White said the following:
“I have no idea what Conor is doing,” White said. “Conor’s Conor. He does his thing. But he’s under contract to me. Who knows with this guy? Who knows what he is up to. I just let Conor be Conor. And the other thing is, it’s fun to talk about this fight and what might happen, but what commission would let that fight happen? Really, think about that.”
Now most of this isn’t surprising to hear, as White has noted in the past that McGregor’s under contract etc. But, the comment regarding the commission is kind of interesting.
Sure, at first glance, one would expect that a commission wouldn’t sign off on a boxing match between one of the greatest boxers ever, and a dude who has never competed in pro-boxing. But, when you consider how much money would be generated the fight, and how talented a striker McGregor is, there’s certainly a chance it would get green-lit.