Conor McGregor is hinting at ending his mixed martial arts (MMA) career after landing a role in Hollywood.
Conor McGregor Hints At Ending MMA Career
It was recently confirmed that McGregor, arguably the biggest UFC star of all time, landed a role in a remake of “Roadhouse” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.
Initial reports suggest that filming for the motion picture will begin later this year, with a release on Amazon Prime. The plot will follow the character played by Gyllenhaal, a UFC fighter, who is bouncing at a roadhouse in Florida.
Filming for the project will take place in the Dominican Republic. McGregor will be making his acting debut as he continues to recover from a leg injury sustained in his last fight against Dustin Poirier last year.
Much has been made about McGregor’s future inside the UFC. Some speculate that the Irishman could return to the Octagon later this year, or in the beginning of 2023. However, with McGregor preparing to film a major film, it’s likely 2023 is the more likely option.
In wake of the news that he’ll be starring in the upcoming film, McGregor hinted at potentially retiring from fighting on social media. McGregor had the following to say on Twitter.
“Mma, I’ll never forget you! Easy work.”
Mma, I’ll never forget you! Easy work.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 4, 2022
It’s not hard to believe that McGregor could comfortably walk away from fighting once and for all. The Irishman made over $100 million boxing Floyd Mayweather back in 2017.
Not to mention he is the highest paid fighter in UFC history – McGregor certainly doesn’t need to fight for money anymore.
If he does ultimately return to fighting, it will be for his legacy, and any unfinished business he may feel he has.