It was great to hear the news that Conor McGregor was back in the sporting limelight as his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov was confirmed for October 6.
However, just a week after that fight was announced, McGregor is in the headlines again for all the wrong reasons.
He will not be able to sell his sportswear in Ireland or anywhere in Europe following a ruling which went in favour of a dutch company called McGregor.
The dutch company claimed that this was a copyright issue because McGregor’s clothes were too similar to their own.
A lawyer for the Dutch company, according to The Irish Independent, said it would have been too confusing for consumers.
“The public would be confused into believing that the clothing made by Reebok for the Irish mixed martial artist and boxer comes from the McGregor fashion house.
“We asked Reebok to stop selling the clothing that would confuse the public but they refused”, adding that it “was bound to be confusing to the public because it has McGregor in huge letters while ‘Conor’ is so miniscule you hardly see it’.”
McGregor’s sportswear line must be removed from European stores in the next week. Failure to do so could see fines of €1,000 per day.