We all assumed the press conference leading up to the August 26 superfight between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was probably going to get a little heated, but McGregor definitely did his part to fan the flames of discontent simply with what he wore to Tuesday’s conference to promote the bout.
A large part of Conor McGregor’s image is his dapper look, always resplendent at press conferences such as this in a three-piece suit. Upon first glance, McGregor seemed to fit the exact same mould that he has cast for himself over the years at this most recent fight promotion, but on closer inspection, McGregor’s seemingly plain pinstripe suit had a not-so-subtle message for the 40-year-old Mayweather, who had seemingly walked away from boxing undefeated in late 2015 with a 49-0 record:
A close-up of the “pinstripes” revealed what the Irish southpaw truly thought of one of the greatest boxers of all time ahead of McGregor’s first ever professional boxing match. The suit was made by clothing label David August and the company’s CEO, David August Heil, is quite proud of his creation, one of many he has made for the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion.
“Conor has been a longtime client and friend of ours, and we’re deeply honored to be a part of this epic, historic story as it unfolds,” Heil told GQ magazine. “With a force in sports and fashion like Conor, it makes our job exciting to create unique looks that enhances his natural confidence and power. He’s a disrupter in everything he does, and we’re intoxicated by his passion and drive.”
Opinion of the outfit was mixed; many loved it, but there were just as many boxing traditionalists who thought of it as cocky and arrogant for a man that has only one amateur boxing match under his belt going up against an undefeated legend, but there was one thing everyone could agree on — David August tailor a damn fine suit. “The … suit actually fits the athlete really well, hitting his shoulders at the right point, tapering in at the torso and showing plenty of crisp white cuff,” GQ commented.
The upcoming superfight, billed as the “180 Million Dollar Dance” between Mayweather, the undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing champion of the world, and the current UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on August 26.