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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by AimedWithV, Nov 12, 2017.
Conor McGregor is a professional boxer, thus UFC cannot do it.
Conor is also a professional mixed martial artist that has a contract with the UFC, which requires their consent before he participates in a professional boxing match. If you think a fighter getting a boxing license voids their UFC contract, you are deluded. Name one fighter that has ever went out and got a boxing license and fought in a professional boxing match without the UFC's permission while they were under contract with them.
If Conor does not need the UFC's permission to box, why was the UFC negotiating during the Mayweather event? He had a professional license then.
Conor fights with the UFC's permission, or he doesn't fight. That's the way it is until his contract expires.
Here is a difference , oh a slow one:
Conor does not just have a lisence. He already boxed. He's a professional boxer with a professional record.
Ali Act does not concern MMA. It talks specifically about boxing and Conor, for all intents and purposes, under its jurisdiction.
Boxing lisence does not void UFC contract. But it will make a huge collison between two official papers, which will likely get to the court.
However, Ali Act, FEDERAL document (unlike UFC contract) states that the company cannot prevent boxer from boxing.
And that will make UFC contract very, very problematic, if not illegal, in this case.
We agree that it could be litigated. Pretty much anything can be litigated. But it is far from certain that Conor's boxing license would invalidate his UFC contract. So while Conor could, if he wanted to, run off to court, there is certainly no guarantee that he would win that legal battle. And even if he won that legal battle, it would take years and years and cost millions. And he certainly would not be boxing until the outcome of the case.
That seems like a pointless and futile exercise given there is really no other boxing match out there that would give Conor a measurably bigger payday than any number of UFC fights.
Tony gets hit a lot. Conor will smoke him. Sorry man.