It'll be a clothes call for Conor McGregor as he decides on fight attire for Floyd Mayweather
What's Conor McGregor going to wear against Floyd Mayweather, you ask?
No one knows the answer to that question. Not even Conor McGregor knows the answer to that question yet.
We've become so accustomed to seeing the UFC superstar attend open workouts, make his walk out to the cage and actually fight wearing Reebok branded gear, but that's not necessarily what he's going to don for his diamond-encrusted panty night on August 26.
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Audie Attar of Paradigm Sports Management, a long-time agent of Conor McGregor, appeared on Monday's MMA Hour and dropped the bombshell that no apparel deal has been made yet for the Irishman ahead of the most lucrative fight of his life.
"We let a lot of our deals lapse, so there's a lot of open categories that we've been negotiating from different brands - including Reebok. So we'll see how that all plays out."
While Attar admitted that they're still in talks with Reebok, the official apparel partner with the UFC, McGregor remains a free agent in relation to athletic apparel.
"He's currently a free agent in relation to athletic apparel, yes.We're still in discussions with Reebok as well as other brands, so we'll see how that all plays out."
Host Ariel Helwani's jaw hit the floor when Attar dropped this nugget of information. Just to make sure his ears weren't deceiving him, he made sure to ask if there was a possibility McGregor could wear attire made by a different sportswear brand. Attar confirmed that could actually happen.
"If he signs with Nike, he can wear Nike for this fight. That's accurate... It's definitely a great opportunity to have any brand that we decide to align with."
Whatever happens, you can guarantee that the eventual deal will be worth an absolute fortune. Those negotiations are going to be very fun for Team McGregor.
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