Conor McGregor makes big screen debut in ‘Roadhouse’ remake

Conor McGregor makes big screen debut in 'Roadhouse' remake
Conor McGregor makes big screen debut in ‘Roadhouse’ remake

One of the most famous MMA fighters of all time, Conor McGregor is accustomed to appearing on TV around the world on fight night. Now, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion will feel his presence on the big screen.

The Notorious will debut alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the remake of the 1980s classic, Roadhouse. The film will be released via Prime Video. Filming begins about a month later, and McGregor will star.

One of the most famous MMA fighters of all time, Conor McGregor is accustomed to appearing on TV around the world on fight night. Now, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion will feel his presence on the big screen.

The Notorious will debut alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the remake of the 1980s classic, Roadhouse. The film will be released via Prime Video. Filming begins about a month later, and McGregor will star.

Who is Conor McGregor?

Irish-born McGregor made his professional debut in 2008. Before joining the UFC in 2013, he won the lightweight and featherweight titles at the Cage Warriors. In 2015, McGregor defeated Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight title. After two epic clashes with Nate Diaz, McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden for the UFC lightweight title.

He then fought Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in 2017, losing to TKO. After becoming one of the richest fighters in the world, McGregor didn’t appear in the Octagon again until 2018. McGregor lost the 2018 lightweight title bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Since his return, he’s 1-3 in the Octagon. McGregor suffered a fractured tibia in a loss to Dustin Poirier at TKO at UFC 264. Following surgery, McGregor is expected to return to the Octagon sometime in 2023.

What is the plot of the New Roadhouse movie?

According to Deadline, the film “follows a former UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) as a bouncer at a gritty rest stop in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that all is not as it seems in this tropical paradise.”

McGregor’s role is currently unknown. He is expected to play an original character, not himself.

Interestingly, it was announced in 2015 that former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would star in the remake. The project was discontinued in 2016.

The story of “Road House”.

The new film follows the original 1989 film starring Patrick Swayze. Swayze plays James Dalton, the bodyguard responsible for security at the Double Deuce club. He protects the town where the club is located from corrupt businessmen.

The film also stars Sam Elliott and Kelly Lynch. Pro wrestling legend Terry Fink also starred in the film. It grossed $61.6 million from a $15 million budget.

MMA fighters in movies

McGregor won’t be the first MMA fighter to appear in a big movie.

Although Rousey was unable to direct the Road House remake, she did appear in the films The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as B.A. Baracus in the A-Team reboot. Gina Carano appeared in the Fast and Furious films and starred in Deadpool.

Randy Couture is an integral part of The Expendables franchise. Bas Rutten appears in Here Comes The Boom, while Georges St-Pierre appears in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Falcon and Winter Soldier series.

Various MMA characters also appeared in the Frank Grillo TV series Kingdom, which ran from 2014 to 2017.

It’s unclear if McGregor will play any other movie roles after this.

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