Yesterday brought the news that Conor McGregor would make his silver screen debut starring in a reboot of the 1989 film, “Road House”.
Today, McGregor took to social media to reflect on his career so far before he embarks on this new venture – highlighting his bout with one, Nate Diaz.
This string of tweets left many online fans confused, and clamoring over another perceived retirement by the Irish superstar – however, Karen Kessler, a spokesperson for McGregor later clarified that her client still expects to make a return to the cage.
“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,” Kessler told MMA Junkie. “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.”
The AllStar MMA roundup
- Best Bets: Resident fight analyst, Garrett Kerman, breaks down his best bets for UFC Vegas 59
- UFC Vegas 59: Vicente Luque pushes frustration aside, looks to “come with a vengeance” at Geoff Neal
- UFC Vegas 59: Terrance McKinney to show huge growth in fight IQ, shot selection to finish Erick Gonzalez
- UFC Vegas 59: Erick Gonzalez on finishing Terrance McKinney by the second round – “in whatever fashion I want”
- UFC Vegas 59: Bryan Battle marvels at easy drop to welterweight ahead of clash with “puzzle” Takashi Sato
The best of the rest
- Gilbert Burns says Conor McGregor has no business at welterweight: ‘We’d just destroy Conor’ – MMAFighting.com
- Brandon Moreno is one of UFC’s biggest stars, regardless of nationality – MMAJunkie.com
- Jon Jones goes bare-knuckle on pads, promises ‘I’m exactly where I need to be’ – MMAFighting.com
- Urijah Faber reveals how close he was to fighting Conor McGregor at UFC 196: “Dana told me I was the guy” – BJPenn.com
- ‘Brutally attacked’ Colby Covington is ‘dealing with some serious injuries’– MMAMania.com
Chito Vera finally gets added to EA Sport’s UFC 4:
Two of the heaviest punchers in the world cross paths:
Poirier wants a slow burn for the Chandler fight:
T-wrecks isn’t one for silly questions:
Coach Eric Nicksick on what you can and can’t bring into the UAE:
The morning view
Ode Osbourne chops it up with JHK:
Uriah Faber takes a seat on the Room Service Diaries couch:
Chael discusses the importance of the number of rounds that Poirier and Chandler will be booked for:
- Matheus Nicolau will fight Matt Schnell at UFC event on December 3rd (per MMA Junkie)
- Mario Bautista to fight Benito Lopez at UFC event on November 5th (per Iridium Sports)
- Askar Askarov to fight Brandon Royval at UFC event on October 15th (per Iridium Sports)
- Chase Hooper to fight Steve Garcia Jr. at UFC event on October 29th (per Tudor Leonte)
- Dustin Jacoby to fight Khalil Rountree Jr. at UFC event on October 29th (per Iridium Sports)
- Joseph Holmes to fight Jun Yong Park at UFC event on October 29th (per Nolan King)
- CJ Vergara to fight Tatsuro Taira at UFC event on October 15th (per Iridium sports)
- John Castañeda to fight Daniel Santos at UFC event on October 1st (per MMA Junkie)
- Tracy Cortez to fight Amanda Ribas at UFC event on December 3rd (per ESPN Deportes)
- Muhammad Mokaev to fight Malcolm Gordon at UFC 280 on October 22nd (per Brett Okamoto)
- Andrei Arlovski to fight Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC event on October 29th (per Raphael Marinho)
- Leah Letson out – Julija Stoliarenko to fight Chelsea Chandler at UFC event on October 1st (per Chelsea Chandler)
On this day in MMA…
On the 5th of August, 2017, Sergio Pettis defeated Ultimate Fighter 24 contestant, Brandon Moreno via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs Moreno.
This was Moreno’s fourth fight and first loss under the UFC banner – he’d only fight (and lose) once more before being cut from the promotion in 2018; only to return and eventually put on some of the greatest flyweight title fights in the history of the promotion with Deivision Figueiredo.
That night was also the final time cooler commentator Brian Stand worked on a UFC broadcast.