UFC star Conor McGregor will NOT fight again this year and instead focus on Hollywood debut for Road House remake | The Sun
23rd August 2022

UFC star Conor McGregor will not fight again until 2023 so he can focus on his acting career and recover from injury.

His manager confirmed that the 34-year-old will not enter the octagon this year – but his foray into Hollywood won't have an impact on his return.



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McGregor is set to feature alongside Jake Gyllenhall in the remake of 1989 classic Road House with filming to begin in the Caribbean in the approaching weeks.

The Irishman's manager Tim Simpson told MMA Junkie: "A fun little venture then switching back to climbing the mountain again. It fits in perfectly. He’s still on track for a big return next year."

McGregor has not fought since last summer when he lost to Dustin Poirier for the second time after sustaining a broken leg.

Simpson said: "Acting wasn't something I think Conor had at the very front of his mind, right now he's still a world-class athlete and his focus is being the best fighter in the world.

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"But as the injury continues to heal and he continues to prepare for a comeback, the timing worked well.

"It's a great opportunity to do a big Hollywood blockbuster in meantime and he's going to kill it.

"The leg is still healing, I think there's a little bit more to go on that but he's been training like a madman. Twice a day, every day.

"He's been training super hard, he's in amazing shape it's just the final adjustments to get that leg where it's supposed to be.

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On McGregor's eventual comeback Simpson stressed the former world champion would be ready: "Conor has never in his life turned down a fight, whoever it is, the hardest challenge. 

"He's earned the right to fight the biggest fights and decide what makes sense for him, the process [of choosing an opponent] depends where we at timing wise."

McGregor has been spending lots of time with his family while he trains for his return in Mallorca and Barbados.

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