Conor McGregor will make his debut as an actor in Amazon's Road House remake

Conor McGregor will make his debut as an actor in Amazon's Road House remake ...

Conor McGregor, a retired UFC star who has been cast for a role in Amazon's remake of 1989's Road House, is on the verge of clinching yet another milestone.

McGregor became the first UFC fighter to win championships in two different weight classes, featherweight and lightweight, between 2015 and 2018. It was precisely his off-ring charisma and widespread commercial appeal that propelled him to become one of the world's highest-paid athletes. What motivates YouTuber turned professional athlete Jake Paul to fight him, and why does he now looks set for Hollywood?

When the film starts shooting next month, McGregor will not be playing himself, but rather a completely original character, according to Deadline. According to sources, McGreggor was actually quite enthused about the film after seeing the original.

The new Road House is a totally different setting, though Gyllenhaal's bouncer role is similar to Patrick Swayze's cooler role at the Double Deuce, so that the action themes in it will stay intact when the film finally launches on Amazon Prime Video. Those same sources claim McGregor has been wooed by Hollywood before, but he was waiting for the right role, as he clearly isnt in it for the money.

McGregor is far from the only UFC veteran to go into acting, with some of the most notable examples being Randy Couture (The Expendables), Ronda Rousey (Furious 7 and Charlie's Angels), and Gina Carano before being eliminated from The Mandalorian. More recently, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman was cast in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in a still unknown role, thus proving that the octagon and Hollywood are

McGregor has already impressed boxing experts when he fought Mayweather and has also directed several commercials. It is only a matter of time before other champions turn to acting, unless one counts Francis Ngannous in Jackass Forever.

Road House is currently in the works.