Joe Rogan Reacts to Conor McGregor Claim That Acting is Harder Than Fighting: ‘Shut the F*ck Up!’

Rogan responded to McGregor suggesting that being a professional actor was more difficult than being a professional fighter

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Conor McGregor believes acting is harder than being a professional fighter.

McGregor recently made his feature film debut in the remake of the 1989 action classic Road House opposite Jake Gyllenhaal who plays the role of Dalton, originally portrayed by the late Patrick Swayze. In this updated version directed by Doug Liman, Dalton is an ex-UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. Along the way, he unwittingly wages war with a businessman who has been terrorizing the island community for years. 

McGregor makes his presence felt near the one-hour mark of the movie as Knox, an over-the-top skull-cracker who throws hands with Gyllenhaal’s Dalton on more than one occasion. 

Making the rounds to promote the film, the Irishman claimed that being a professional actor was harder than fighting in the UFC — a statement that longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan was not thrilled with.

“Listen to me… That’s not true, even for him. Okay, act in Road House or fight Khabib again. Shut the f*ck up,” Rogan said during a recent episode of his podcast. That is crazy talk. He broke his f*cking leg in a fight. That’s harder. That’s way harder than f*cking acting. The guy is promoting a movie. He’s a great promoter. He’s the best promoter in the history of the sport.”

With Road House receiving mostly popular reviews from critics and moviegoers, talks of a potential sequel, or even a prequel focused on Conor McGregor’s character, are ongoing. 

Conor McGregor is Rumored to Return at UFC 303

As the former two-division titleholder looks to kickstart another successful venture, fight fans are eagerly awaiting news of his imminent return to the Octagon. Earlier this month, McGregor said that his quote-unquote “greatest comeback in combat sports history” was “all systems go” for this summer.

The UFC has not made an official announcement — and likely won’t until after UFC 300 next month — but rumor is that the Irishman will finally face former Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler on June 29 at what is expected to be UFC 303. 

Until then, you can get your McGregor fix via Road House which is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. 

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Published on March 27, 2024 at 12:02 pm
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