Saturday 20 April 2019

"It's a big step in my career" - Conor McGregor signs new sponsorship deal with Reebok

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Ireland's Conor McGregor confirmed his status as one of the most marketable figures in mixed martial arts after signing a deal with leading sports goods manufacturer, Reebok.

The Notorious confirmed the deal via his Twitter account with the message: "Congratulations to @Reebok on netting the biggest signature in the game."

Reebok already have women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and Johny Hendricks in their ranks.

"Conor's hard work, determination and confidence have gotten him to where he is today," Reebok Brand President Matt O'Toole said in a press release. "His passion and his commitment to continual self-improvement are a true reflection of the Reebok brand."

"You smell that money, Kenny?" McGregor joked with analyst Kenny Florian during an appearance on UFC Tonight. "I partnered with Reebok, it's a big step in my career, and I'm honored to be with this brand. This is a big deal for myself, and of course with the partnership Reebok and the UFC have, I am honored to be one of the athletes that Reebok has chosen to get behind. And Sunday night I will prove that by going out they to perform in phenomenal style."

McGregor headlines this weekend's UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston when he takes on Dennis Siver in the Octagon.

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