Report indicates McGregor willing to testify in support of Ali Act expansion

September 22, 2017

According to a report from Reuters, Conor McGregor may address the U.S. Congress in support of the expansion of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform (aka “Ali Act”) to combat sports.  Congressman Markwayne Mullin, the Oklahoma legislator that is sponsoring the bill told the news outlet.

The Republican congressman indicated that McGregor’s team wanted to come to Capitol Hill to talk about the Ali Act.  There is no date certain for McGregor to speak before Congress nor is there another date for the Ali Act Expansion.

However, supporters of the Ali Act has racked up supporters with 49 congressman, both Republican and Democrat, signing on in support of the bill.

Payout Perspective:

McGregor’s support and possible testimony would lend some positive public relations in support of the legislation.  McGregor, who has indicated that he would like to both box and compete in MMA, could testify about his experiences in both sports and would be able to convey the differences in each since he was in the ring against Floyd Mayweather in August.  McGregor’s experience is different from MMA fighters since he would have been subject to the current Ali Act when boxing but not covered by the Ali Act when competing in MMA.  Will it turn the tide for the bill?  It would provide some more momentum to move this along through the house.

2 Responses to “Report indicates McGregor willing to testify in support of Ali Act expansion”

  1. d on September 23rd, 2017 10:29 AM

    …but he can’t box while under contract with the UFC unless they permit it and then the contract would fall in line with what the UFC was willing to allow for. Unless of course McGregor won a court battle that could be very costly for him.

    The Ali Act certainly would benefit him, but as we’ve seen in boxing, definitely does not benefit undercard fighters. But if I were McGregor, I’d definitely be moving for this in mma.

  2. Wil on September 23rd, 2017 12:29 PM

    Well done to McGregor, well done. The Ali Act should definitely cover mma, this shouldnt even be a debate at this point.

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