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McGregor pays NSAC fine, free to apply for boxing license

Obstacles standing in the way of a Mayweather-McGregor fight are falling one-by-one.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Well, that’s one less thing to worry about if you’re hoping to see a Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor bout.

Conor McGregor is now cleared to apply for a boxing license in Nevada after settling his outstanding issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. McGregor had been fined $150,000 for a bottle throwing incident last October but opted to challenge the fine as opposed to settling the bill right away.

In the end that appears to have been a prudent move as McGregor’s fine was drastically reduced to $25,000 during an appeal hearing this week. So with McGregor all squared away with the commission at this point, it paves the way for him to apply for a boxing license within the state — Mayweather’s demanded fight location.

NSAC officials reportedly told WBN last month that McGregor would likely be granted a boxing license once his situation was resolved, which means Mayweather-McGregor just took one step forward.

Mayweather has called for his fight with McGregor to happen this summer.

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