Unquestionably, Conor McGregor is the most popular fighter in mixed martial arts. However, is the Irishman attempting to achieve comparable success in Hollywood? Road House, McGregor’s feature film debut, is now under development. Yet it doesn’t appear like “The Notorious” is eager to return to the life of a movie star.
The former UFC two-division champion claimed during an appearance on The MMA Hour that filmmaking requires painfully long hours and hard effort, thus he is not particularly eager to try his hand at being an actor. McGregor went on to claim that all activities, even fight camps, were insignificant in compared to the enormous work that goes into producing a film:
Oh my, that was difficult. Ariel, the days were extremely difficult and lengthy. I had the impression that everything else was simple. As you can see, I’m working hard and moving around a lot of work. Even though training camp and the rest of The Ultimate Fighter are a tonne of effort, they are nothing compared to the work that goes into making a movie. Am I eager to enter again? No, not always.
He continued by saying that if Road House turns out to be a hit, he could think twice about taking on more projects.
The 1989 cult film Road House, starring Patrick Swayze, was remade as Road House. Jake Gyllenhaal, who starred in Nightcrawler, plays the lead in the remake. The story centres on an ex-UFC fighter who gets a job in a tavern in the Florida Keys and the events that follow. Conor McGregor is reportedly playing one of the original characters from the 1989 movie, although the specifics of his part have not yet been made public.
Conor McGregor eying a welterweight title shot if he triumphs over Michael Chandler
Conor McGregor stated that the weight class of his forthcoming battle with TUF 31 coaching opponent Michael Chandler during the same interview on The MMA Hour. The two are expected to square off later this year, although neither a date nor a venue have been decided.
Curiously, if he wins the fight against “Iron,” “The Notorious” plans to challenge for the 170-pound championship. When asked if he would prefer to face the victor of Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 3 if he defeated Chandler, McGregor replied as follows to Ariel Helwani:
“Yes, I would like that and a shot at the [title]. I might attend the fight [Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 3] on the card. We must undoubtedly keep an eye on that welterweight championship.”
At the upcoming UFC 286 event on Saturday, March 18, at the O2 Arena in London, Usman and Edwards are scheduled to square off.