Conor McGregor is a man that is dedicated to his craft.
Obsessed with human movement and the intricacies of mixed martial arts, 'The Notorious' will not take time out of his schedule if he believes it will be detrimental to his fight camp — even if he's offered a Hollywood movie role.
McGregor, the current UFC lightweight champion and former featherweight champ, turned down a role in Vin Diesel's xXx: The Return of Xander Cage last year and reportedly turned down an offer to star in Guy Ritchie's latest flick, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
The prominent film director told the Irish Sun that McGregor turned down the opportunity because he was training for a fight.
“Preparing for the action scenes [in King Arthur], we watched a lot of McGregor fight footage because his style was what we were after. That very intense, singular, lightning fast, juggernaut trademark technique was perfect and we modelled Arthur’s physicality on that,” Ritchie said
“We even went after him for a part in the movie but he wasn’t having any of it. Was training for a fight at the time, couldn’t take his attention away from that. But you can see in his presence, in his demeanor, he’s got that swagger, that real appealing cockiness. It’s an unmistakable spark.”
Although McGregor has yet to make his debut on the big screen, the brash Irishman has featured in commercials and video games, starring in last year's blockbuster first person shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
The SBG Ireland product is currently in negotiations for a boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr., with the targeted date of September 14 being pushed back a later, undisclosed date.