Conor McGregor builds the perfect movie cast with UFC fighters including Chael Sonnen, Ronda Rousey, Paulo Costa and a character from Denzel Washington.

Written by Luciano Callao

21:04 21 March 2024, updated 21:06 21 March 2024

  • Conor McGregor makes his first appearance in the new film “Roadhouse”.
  • McGregor has not fought in the UFC since breaking his tibia in July 2021
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Conor McGregor has chosen Ronda Rousey and Chael Sonnen among the “perfect movie cast” based on UFC fighters.

On the day his silver screen debut – the Roadhouse remake – was released on Amazon Prime, TNT Sports released an interview in which the UFC star was asked several film-related questions.

McGregor chose himself as the protagonist before casting the rest of the cast.

When asked who the “bad guy” would be, he named Sonnen and said, “Boom, boom, boom chill, smack your head,” while acting out the slapping motion.

“It would have to be Ronda,” he said without hesitation when asked who his leading lady would be. He then selected middleweight contender Paulo Costa as the funny man while giving former champion Sean Strickland an honorable mention.

Conor McGregor included Chael Sonnen and Ronda Rousey in the perfect cast for the film.

McGregor himself elected the protagonist and chose Sonnen as the villain
When asked who the leading lady would be, McGregor named Rousey without hesitation

“He was a funny cat sometimes,” McGregor said of the Brazilian. “Strickland's kind of funny, too.” [He] She might be good in movies.

For his final choices, McGregor chose his coach, John Kavanagh, as his sidekick, and tapped Denzel Washington to play a cameo. Without naming names, McGregor said “I might fight (fight) a couple of them” when asked who would be “the first to die” in the film.

Finally, he said the title would be “The Right Warriors.”

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McGregor embarked on a press tour to promote Roadhouse alongside Jake Gyllenhaal last week. During his hiatus from mixed martial arts, The Notorious starred as the film's antagonist, Knox.

Outside of the film, McGregor has been campaigning for his comeback fight in the UFC. The former two-division champion has not stepped into the octagon since breaking his tibia in a loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021. McGregor has two fights remaining on his contract and has expressed interest in fighting Michael Chandler in July before concluding his trilogy with Nate Diaz. in September.

The UFC has yet to announce any plans for McGregor's future.

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