Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather takes small step forward

So is this Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather boxing match going to happen or not? Well, we have another sign that it might: McGregor applied for a boxing license in Nevada on Thursday.

Yeah, applying is a very long way from actually fighting, but at least the UFC champion is doing what's necessary to keep the hype train moving on this fight. ESPN reported McGregor filed his paperwork with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Bob Bennett, executive director of the NSAC, said McGregor still needs to submit medical records before the commission considers his application. 

"Conor is intimately familiar with our licensing procedures, having fought here multiple times for the UFC," Bennett told ESPN. "When he has time, and all sides have come to a contractual agreement, I'm sure he will fulfill our requirements, and we look forward to having him fight in Nevada."

On Wednesday, McGregor agreed to a contract to fight Mayweather. UFC president Dana White still needs to reach an agreement with Mayweather's team.