Two days ago, Ariel Helwani broke the news that the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) had issued Conor McGregor a boxing license. This, compounded with the former two-division champion's recent disagreements with the UFC brass and his year-long psuedo-fued with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has the MMA world going bonkers. Stop worrying. The Irish born phenom isn't going anywhere. Here's why.

His Boxing License Is Just A Ploy

Conor McGregor's journey to UFC 205 was a long and arduous struggle that polarized millions.

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His journey to receiving a California Boxing License wasn't even close. He went to a dca.gov website, took five minutes to fill out some information, and sent $20 to some middle-aged office worker. In essence, Conor sent a few pennies to the CSAC in exchange for a multi-million dollar bargaining chip. If you remember, at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference, he demanded that the UFC give him part ownership. Saying that until then he won't set foot inside the octagon. Now, he can use his boxing license as leverage to get what he wants. Something that he is extraordinarily good at.

Conor McGregor isn't going anywhere | photo credit: FashionBeans - fashionbeans.com
Conor McGregor isn't going anywhere | photo credit: FashionBeans - fashionbeans.com

Conor McGregor is a man of action

This entire proposition has been used as a way of allowing Conor to further transcend the world of MMA. Before, he was the new guy in town who talked so much trash you would have thought Vince McMahon signed his checks. Today, even if someone has never seen an MMA bout in their entire life, they know who Conor McGregor is. You don't get to the top of any mountain by being tentative. If Conor truly wanted to get his hands on Mayweather, he would have already raised hell trying to do so.

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Conor Is Still Under A UFC Contract

Dana White said it best, "Conor’s Conor. He does his thing. But he’s under contract to me." Let's pretend for a moment that Conor did try to sell his soul for a shot at Mayweather's legacy. He'd still have to clear it with the UFC's big, bad wolf, Dana White. White hoards his assets like a dragon hoards gold. To think that he would risk the chance of a Conor McGregor loss in the biggest fight in history is nothing more than a pipe dream.

No matter how big Conor gets, how many fights he wins, or how many belts he holds at a time, he will never be bigger than the boss. That's why Conor McGregor will stay in the UFC and Floyd Mayweather will stay on his couch.

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