"The Irishman has only won one fight since 2016, a 40-second destruction of Donald Cerrone in 2020, and is anticipated to be out until the new year."
As the UFC star gears up to make his Hollywood debut, Conor McGregor will play with Jake Gyllenhaal in a remake of the classic movie Road House. The former two-weight world champion has been certain that the time is right to follow Ronda Rousey out of the ring and onto the big screen for some time. In the 1989 film Road House, starring Patrick Swayze, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a former UFC fighter who accepts a position as a bouncer in Florida.
Although it’s unclear what role McGregor will play, it’s certain he won’t appear in it as himself. Later this month, filming is scheduled to begin in the Dominican Republic, raising the issue of when McGregor intends to rejoin the UFC. Since injuring his leg during his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier last summer, he has not competed.
The Irishman has only won one fight since 2016, a 40-second destruction of Donald Cerrone in 2020, and is anticipated to be out until the new year. A 35-year-spokesman old’s stated: “Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood and join with Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of Road House, a beloved classic. While fighting remains his top focus, this is the beginning of another successful venture in the McGregor empire. He is eager to get started filming.”
After losing to Nate Diaz in 2016, McGregor withdrew from his scheduled cinematic debut in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Michael Bisping, a fellow former UFC champion, finally took his spot, according to Vin Diesel: “I had created a role for Conor McGregor, and after he lost to Nate Diaz, he had to go to a dark place, he had to go get his manhood back to fight the second time, so he wasn’t able to do this film at the time.”
McGregor has a 3-4 record in his previous seven contests since defeating Jose Aldo in December 2015 to win the undisputed UFC featherweight championship. Both of his most recent losses—to Poirier—came in fights. McGregor experimented with boxing in addition to mixed martial arts in preparation for a 2017 matchup with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Despite the fact that he was defeated by TKO in the tenth round, the fight was a huge commercial success with 4.3 million pay-per-view purchases.