Free agent McGregor in 'strong position' over apparel deal for Mayweather bout
Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship star from Ireland, is in talks with a "number of apparel brands" about a kit deal for his heavily-anticipated boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather next month.
McGregor is not obligated to wear Reebok, as are other UFC fighters, as he is essentially a 'free agent' having signed a boxing contract, and has been linked with a lucrative deal with Nike ahead of the 26 August bout in Las Vegas.
Speaking at a media event in Toronto, McGregor said: “Maybe [Nike]. I was with Reebok previously, the deal expired. We’re currently in negotiations. We’re entertaining offers from multiple people. I’m just a free agent.
“Look, at the end of the day, I’m in such a strong position here. I can chill, and we’ll see what happens closer [to the fight].”
The fighter's manager Audie Attar added: “There’s a lot of open categories that we’ve been negotiating with brands, including Reebok. We’ll see how that all plays out. He’s currently a free agent with regard to athletic apparel. We’re still in discussions with Reebok and other brands.
“It’s definitely a great opportunity for Conor and any brand we decide to align with.”
Beer brand Budweiser is the only sponsor to have signed up with McGregor to date.