When it comes to mixed martial arts, Conor McGregor still sits atop of the fame ladder. The former UFC double champion is undoubtedly the most recognizable face in the modern fight game and has become one of the richest and most popular athletes of all time.
With this mountain of popularity under him, ‘The Notorious’ has set himself a new goal, which lies outside the Octagon and into show business, in which he is hoping to garner a whopping “Half A Billion” dollar grossing.
Conor Mcgregor believes ‘Road House’ remake will gross over half a billion
While he’s on a hiatus away from the cage during his recovery from the leg fracture at UFC 264 last year, McGregor is gearing up to make his debut on the silver screen as the Irishman has been officially revealed to be teaming up with Hollywood superstar Jake Gyllenhaal for the upcoming remake of Road House.
As reported by Deadline, the remake starring Oscar-nominee Gyllenhaal alongside McGregor, will cast Mystic Mac as “a former UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise.”
Taking to Twitter, McGregor stated that he is hopeful on having a lavish career in the showbiz industry, and is targeting to become the richest Irish movie star of all time.
“I fancy my chances topping this list in record time,” wrote McGregor, “If the top gross off Liam’s films is $113m, as amazing as that is, my “Roadhouse” trebles it. And more. I reckon half a billion all in. And I be chillin back with the calculator rockin alligator. “What can I do ya’s for?”
“There is a possibility i’m underselling myself here also,” McGregor went on, “Why not a billion+. Possibly, likely. With its backing, plus cast, plus the ppv king the Mac. Anyway, nice buzz. Happy the bulk of the work is in the bank. It’s hard work. Tough game and I am from a tough game.”
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