UFC Star Conor McGregor's Major Career Move May Surprise You

Conor McGregor is taking time out of the octagon to make his film debut alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Amazon Prime Video's upcoming Road House reboot. Find out more below.

By Emlyn Travis Aug 03, 2022 8:45 PMTags
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Get ready to rumble, because Conor McGregor is set to make his film debut.

The UFC champion, 34, will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming Prime Video reboot of the iconic 1989 action film Road House, Amazon confirmed to E! News. The cast also includes Billy MagnussenDaniela MelchiorTravis Van WinkleLukas Gage, Beau Knapp and Arturo Castro.

"Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood and join with Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of Road House, a beloved classic," a spokesperson for Conor said in a statement. "While fighting remains his top focus, this is the beginning of another successful venture in the McGregor empire. He is eager to get started filming." 

And it's safe to say that his fans are pretty excited about his transition from the ring to the silver screen. One user commented, "Let's go! Congratulations Conor McGregor, really excited to watch you on the big screen." 

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Another added, "There's nothing Conor can't do." 

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Starring Patrick SwayzeKelly Lynch and Sam Elliott, the original Road House centered around the story of James Dalton (Swayze), a bouncer at a local bar called The Double Deuce who keeps the town safe from evil businessman Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara).  

A few fans have already cast their bets on what character they think Conor will be playing in the upcoming remake. Most are under the impression that he will star as Jimmy Reno, one of Wesley's henchmen, who was originally played back in the '80s by Marshall Teague.

"Gonna assume the role is Jimmy," one fan shared. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!