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NYSAC Statement Indicates Conor McGregor Not Yet Licensed To Fight In New York

Massive news is breaking today as it has been revealed that Conor McGregor has yet to be issued with a license to fight in New York, thus putting his clash with Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, at risk.

According to MMA Fighting, the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has been monitoring the developments from the recent Nevada Athletic Commission hearing, where McGregor was  issued with a $75,000 fine for his involvement in the now infamous bottle throwing fracas at a pre-UFC 202 press conference.

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According to the NYSAC, while the fight license has not been denied to the featherweight champion, the commission expects that “licensees to resolve disciplinary actions and comply with lawful final orders issued by the states in which they have chosen to compete”.

In a statement issued by the New York commission, it further revealed that McGregor has yet to file an application for his fight license, thus potentially casting doubt over his eligibility to even fight at the UFC’s highly anticipated return to the Big Apple on November 12th.

Here’s the statement in full,

“The New York State Athletic Commission is aware of the Order issued by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Conor McGregor has not yet completed his application to the New York State Athletic Commission for a license, nor, to our knowledge, has he agreed to the fine levied by Nevada or exercised an appeal.”

“It is also our understanding that the time within which Mr. McGregor may seek a legal challenge to the Nevada Order has not yet expired. An administrative fine without a concurrent suspension is not a mandatory bar to licensure.”

“The New York State Athletic Commission expects its licensees to resolve disciplinary actions and comply with lawful final orders issued by the states in which they have chosen to compete, and will be closely monitoring this matter.”

While it is assumed and expected that everything will be resolved in time for the Madison Square Garden showpiece, the fact that McGregor is not currently permitted to compete in the state of New York, will be giving fans some worrying palpitations.

Until this, presumed, minor matter is resolved, questions will remain as to whether the Irishman’s potential history making clash with Eddie Alvarez will go ahead in 19 days time.

Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.