How The Movie Talk All Started
Six years removed from their first fight, the rivalry continues between Diaz and McGregor. In their latest exchange of trash talk, the focus wouldn’t be on each other. Instead, it would be on Hollywood actors who’d play them in a flick.
This unique conversation would all start, following Jared Leto’s interest in playing Conor McGregor in a UFC movie. Of course, McGregor would respond to Leto, inviting him to do a character study. Leto would hilariously accept: “Let’s do it.”
FYI: a UFC movie isn’t coming to a theater near you, at least not anytime soon.
Diaz eventually caught wind of this. He offered up an actor who could play himself in said UFC movie. It’d be Hugh Jackman, most notably known for his role as ‘Wolverine’ in the X-Men Franchise.
Diaz wouldn’t mind seeing Jackman tear up Jared Leto’s McGregor on the big screen, bub.
“Wolverine could play my part so we can see him beat Jared Letos Ass that be fun right @TheNotoriousMMA.”
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 24, 2022
McGregor ‘Breaks Bad’
McGregor had a better casting in mind for Diaz: RJ Mitte.
If you’ve seen the TV show ‘Breaking Bad’, you should know who I’m talking about. Mitte played Walter White’s son, Walter Jr. AKA Flynn. The character has cerebral palsy, in which he has speech difficulties. He also uses crutches for his impaired motor control. (Mitte also has cerebral palsy in real life)
McGregor would take a swing at the Stockton slugger, saying Mitte should play him in a UFC movie. Sheesh.
“The kid that played Heisenbergs son in breaking bad is who will play you. Virtually identical.”
— igor🇺🇦 (@ukraniandream) March 24, 2022
Well, they don’t call him ‘The Notorious’ for nothing. That was a nasty comeback. Diaz’s return after this? Not so much.
“Then ur Warwick Davis.”
— Andrew White (@Whitey_1986) March 24, 2022
Conor McGregor would respond to Diaz, saying: “I’m the executive producer. @gucci”
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 24, 2022
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