Conor McGregor Expresses Interest In Future Acting Opportunities – “I Really Actually Feel I Could Play Any Role”

Following the release ‘Road House’ last week, Conor McGregor may have found a successful lane in acting to pursue.

The film, a remake of the 1989 classic starring Patrick Swayze, is now available on Amazon Prime Video, and features Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role. McGregor plays the main antagonist to Gyllenhaal’s character Elwood Dalton, a retired UFC fighter.

With the Irishman’s feature acting debut behind him, he seems to feel he has a knack for this. McGregor event went as far as vocalizing a few goals he has his eyes on.

“We have to talk,” McGregor said. “That’s what I’m saying — I don’t know and I don’t know whether they know what to come at me with. What can you come at me with? Hollywood now is lined up. I actually can play loads of roles. Think of the amount of movies I could do?

“There’s Arnold Schwarzenegger and then there’s Sylvester Stallone and then all these guys, and they have all these great movies made around them. Think about the movies that you can make around me. You know what I mean? That could be written around me. And don’t think [UFC executives] don’t know that. Don’t think they don’t know that this is all going on as well. So I don’t know what they’re going to come out me with. Like I said, Lorenzo [Fertitta] probably would’ve came after me already.”

Not only does the former two division UFC champion feel quite confident in his ability to portray different characters, but he also went on to insinuate that the wheels are already in motion on some big plans.

Of course, having a goal like being the next Arnold Schwarzenegger may be a bit of a long shot for someone who just appeared in their first movie. But, as it seems that McGregor is bringing his championship mindset to his new art form, anything is possible.

“I really actually feel I could play any role,” McGregor later added. “And I almost, when I watch the movie and what way they chose to portray me as the character, and certain ways and takes they used, I knew where they were going — it almost made me [think], because I would’ve probably preferred other ones. You get me? And it probably made me a bit more eager to do another one. I actually felt like, you know what? I’d love to do another one now because we can do better, and I can also do something way different.

“So I was kind of getting excited about that and it’s nice to feel a bit of excitement. And then, a couple of days later, boom, top-10 highest paid actors of 2023 — [Adam] Sandler, Margot Robbie and all them. And I was like, [I better] start cracking away at that one as well. Ari Emanuel was on the phone to me, you know I have a great relationship with Ari, and these guys have big things planned. And I’m excited and we’re all excited, and let’s rock on.”

This interview comes on the heels of both Michael Chandler and McGregor announcing that their long-awaited bout is set for this Summer. While the news has not been officially confirmed by the UFC, the fact that both fighters are on the same page is the best update this fight has seen in quite some time.

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