McGregor negotiating with apparel sponsors for Mayweather boxing match

June 19, 2017

MMA Fighting reports that Conor McGregor will not be tied to Reebok for his August 26th boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.  McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar told Ariel Helwan on The MMA Hour.

According to Attar, he is a free agent with respect to athletic apparel.  McGregor was one of a handful of UFC athletes to have personal Reebok sponsorship deals.  However, Attar stated that they have been negotiating with brands, including Reebok.

A recent Forbes survey indicated McGregor made $7 million in sponsorships for 2016.  One would expect that to increase due to this superfight with Floyd Mayweather.

Payout Perspective:

Even if McGregor had a deal with Reebok, I would argue that this would be limited to mixed martial arts fights and not boxing.  But, letting the deal lapse shows that McGregor had a broader plan and didn’t want to be tied to a Reebok payout.  With the boxing match, he can truly seek higher bidders for this one of a kind “one off” fight.

7 Responses to “McGregor negotiating with apparel sponsors for Mayweather boxing match”

  1. Wil on June 19th, 2017 6:53 PM

    Clearly he is done with the UFC

  2. Marco Contreras on June 19th, 2017 8:01 PM

    The Mayweather lottery , Mcgregor’s rise as a combat sports athlete is impressive.

    The power of social media

  3. d on June 19th, 2017 10:09 PM

    Yeah, he’s clearly done with the UFC, that’s why he is probably going to fight in the UFC by the end of the year.

  4. Marco Contreras on June 20th, 2017 7:52 PM

    If Conor gets a medical suspension if he gets koed I don’t think he will be legally able to fight would he?

  5. Wil on June 20th, 2017 7:59 PM

    Yeah d he is going to fight and possibly gross anywhere from 100 to 180m and then fight in the UFC for 3m……sometimes it’s best to just be quiet bro, too often you speak to just be heard

  6. d on June 20th, 2017 8:36 PM

    Leave it to Wil to still not comprehend how ppv pts work.

    He made 15m for his fight against Diaz and another 10m+ against Alvarez.

    FYI, Mayweather made well over 100m for his fight against Pac and then took a massive pay cut to fight Berto at 32m.

    You should take your own advice.

  7. d on June 20th, 2017 8:41 PM

    Medical suspensions vary. Depends on how bad it is. I can’t imagine him going out cold to Mayweather. That’s probably the only way they may hold him out for that long, but if he really wanted to fight, he could get that waived by getting cleared by a doctor. His loss to Nate Diaz resulted in no medical suspension at all, and he was arguably concussed in that fight.

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