CONOR MCGREGOR claims he’s the “highest-paid first-time actor ever” – despite his debut Hollywood film not yet being released.
The UFC superstar used his injury hiatus from octagon to enter the acting world, which didn’t come as a surprise to fight fans.
REUTERSConor McGregor hasn’t set foot inside the octagon in over two years[/caption]
APThe Notorious used his injury hiatus to star in the upcoming Roadhouse remake[/caption]
TWITTERIrishman McGregor claims he received a historic payday for his acting debut[/caption]
The Notorious joined A-list icon Jake Gyllenhaal in the remake of the 1989 classic ‘Roadhouse’, the original of which starred the late Patrick Swayze.
And the former two-division champion claims he was given a historic fee for his maiden acting gig.
McGregor dropped the bombshell claim in response to an X post from Halle Berry asking her followers to tell her something she doesn’t know.
The 35-year-old Irishman tweeted: “I am the highest-paid first time actor of all time.”
McGregor’s ‘Roadhouse’ payday has yet to be revealed, although the movie studioMGM will have no doubt paid him a pretty penny for his services.
The also will have shelled out a huge wad of cash to be able toto scenes during UFC 285 fight week in March.
MMA fans in attendance at the pre-fight weigh-ins were left stunned when McGregor came from behind the curtain and announced they’d shoot a scene in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
And moments a ripped Gyllenhaal took to the scale before facing off with former UFC welterweight Jay Hieron in a scene for the film.
The following evening, Gyllenhaal and Hieron took to the octagon during UFC 285 to film a fight scene.
And those in attendance, including SunSport, were in awe when the Hollywood heathrob got disqualified by the referee.
Despite filming for the flick beginning in theof 2022, ‘Roadhouse’ still doesn’t have a release date.
McGregor hasn’t set foot inside the octagon since breaking his left leg in his Las Vegas trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July 2021.
The UFC’s poster boy was seemingly on course to headline their historic 300th pay-per-view event in April.
But his coach and mentor recently claimed the UFC brass have delayed The Notorious’ return until the summer.
During an appearance on The MMA Hour, he said: “We were hoping for April.
“That was the hope, that’s what we were told and now it seems to be the summertime.”
APConor McGregor is set to make his octagon return next year[/caption]