Conor McGregor Made A ‘Few Enemies’ Following His Acting Debut In Road House

Conor McGregor spoke about his Hollywood acting debut in Road House, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

The Notorious stars in the 1989 remake, which is set to be released on March 21 via Amazon Video Prime. The film follows Gyllenhaal’s character, Elwood Dalton, who takes a job as a bouncer at a Florida Keys roadhouse. He finds the work unfulfilling, as he ends up butting heads with the film’s nemesis, Knox, played by McGregor. Before taking this film, the Irishman turned down several roles. 

“I had turned down a good few roles in my time on the climb. I’ve had directors show up at fight camp, really beautiful directors doing really top-end movies… And over and over, they’d come to me, and I always turned them down. I’d leave people a little high and dry. I probably have a few enemies out there that I don’t really know of because I had said, ‘I might do it,” McGregor said

His film career may be taking off, but the 35-year-old’s UFC career has stalled. He has three losses in his last four UFC fights. The latest was a defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in 2021, as he suffered a broken leg. Despite enrolling in USADA testing before their departure, McGregor’s next date is unclear. He announced he was fighting Michael Chandler on June 29 at 185 pounds, only for Dana White to shut down those comments. Unlike his current fighting schedule, McGregor was happy with his recent film role. 

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“I didn’t know how I was going to take to it. I didn’t know whether I was going to like it, to be honest. I’m a fighting man – that’s my bread and butter. It’s where I come from. I’m not an actor, but I’m show business. That was my vibe to it. I felt that. I enjoyed every second of it,” McGregor added

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