UFC star Conor McGregor can now apply for a boxing licence in Nevada after paying a fine.
McGregor had been unable to get a permission to apply for the licence due to a £60,000 Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) fine which came after a clash with Nate Diaz during a press conference in the lead-up to their bout at UFC 202.
The Irish fighter initially refused to pay the £60,000 before the fine was reduced to £20,000 fine and 25 hours of community service.
With the fine now paid, the anticipated fight between Mayweather and McGregor could be nearer.
“Conor has paid his fine and Deputy Attorney General attorney fees. He's officially eligible for a [Nevada] boxing licence," NSAC chief Bob Bennett told Boxing News.
“We've already met and had a very productive and cordial meeting. I really haven't spoken to him about his intentions, we wanted to clear up the pending litigation with the fine and his attorney requested a re-hearing.
“It was a win-win, they got to articulate their interests and concerns and we were able to do the same.”
McGregor is expected to apply for his boxing permit soon.