In December 2016, Conor McGregor was given a boxing license in the state of California. Just a few days later, rival Nate Diaz stated his intent to outdo McGregor and apply for his own license, both in California and Nevada.
It looks like the younger Diaz brother stuck to his word. According to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto, the 31-year-old Stockton native is in the process of applying for a boxing license in Nevada. It was also confirmed by Nevada State Athletic Commission director Bob Bennett, stating that Diaz had already paid his $50,000 fine for the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference fracas involving Conor McGregor.
“Nate paid his fine and has requested a boxing license. Upon his submission of the required licensing information, we expect to approve his license as of this date,” Bennett said.
“We welcome Nate and his older brother, Nick, to fight in Las Vegas, whether it’s with the UFC or a boxing promoter.”
Okamoto’s report also noted that Diaz already submitted videos of his boxing sessions for the commission to review.
About the author