UFC superstar Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team.

“He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster confirmed with MMAFighting.com. “He’s a California boxer now.”

The move raises quite a few eyebrows as McGregor has been angling for a fight against Floyd Mayweather. The retired undefeated boxing champion has teased the fight against McGregor in the media as well, but he recently said he’s comfortable retired and doesn’t need to fight anymore. A fight against McGregor, however, would command a huge purse which would certainly peak Mayweather’s interest. McGregor even said he would straight up fight Mayweather in a boxing ring rather than UFC style in the Octagon. Now that he has obtained an official license, he has the ability to do so.

“He’s qualified [as a boxer],” Foster said. “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.”

Meanwhile, on the UFC front, McGregor was stripped of his 145-pound title, which he won less than 12 months ago. Jose Aldo has been named the new champion. McGregor still remains the UFC lightweight champion.

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