PHOTO | Reebok is getting roasted for Conor McGregor’s UFC 246 walkout shirt

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is set to return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC 246 on January 18 in Las Vegas, where he’ll take on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a compelling welterweight scrap. Like all UFC fighters, McGregor will make his walk out to the cage in Reebok gear.

Unfortunately, his newly released Reebok walk-out shirt is not getting a very positive response from the MMA community.

On Monday afternoon, photos of McGregor’s UFC 246 walk-out shirt began to surface on social media.

The backlash to this McGregor design was immediate, thanks in large part to a Retweet from veteran MMA analyst Luke Thomas.

See some of the reactions below.

https://twitter.com/Michael_Stets/status/1214304148918812679

Surprisingly, the Reebok website claims that the famously fashionable McGregor actually signed off on this design.

“Get ready for UFC 246 in Las Vegas by grabbing this Authentic UFC Conor McGregor Legacy Series Walkout Jersey designed in collaboration by McGregor and Reebok,” the description for the shirt reads.

If you disagree with the Tweeters above like this shirt, it can be yours for $60.00. 

Conor McGregor has not fought since October of 2018, when he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov in a bid to reclaim the UFC lightweight title. His next most recent fight before that was a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., while his second most recent MMA fight occurred all the way back in 2016, when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC lightweight title. Because he still held the UFC featherweight belt at the time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions concurrently. He’s 21-4 in MMA competition.

Cerrone, on the other hand, is coming off a pair of stoppage losses to top lightweight contenders Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson. Prior to that, he rattled off back-to-back wins over lightweight contenders Al Iaquinta and Alexander Hernandez. He’s 36-13 overall.

What do you think of the shirt Conor McGregor will be wearing at UFC 246? Are you a fan, or is the blowback warranted?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on 1/6/2020.