CONOR MCGREGOR has claimed after his film debut that he is “the highest paid debut actor of all time”.
The UFC superstar is set to have a starring role in the upcoming remake of Road House Starring Hollywood superstar Jake Gyllenhaal, due out next year.
McGregor appears to have completed his scenes for the film, which he claims earned him a pretty penny for it.
In a since-deleted tweet, The Notorious wrote, “I’m the highest paid first-time actor of all time. Add that to the rest of the awards.”
McGregor, 33, took the opportunity to break into the acting world while continuing his recovery from the horrific broken leg he sustained in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.
The Irishman recently revealed plans to return to training once his filming commitments in the Dominican Republic have ended.
But the long days on set – which included his own stunts – have taken their toll on the UFC figurehead.
He tweeted: “I’m still recovering. I did all my stunts for it.
“I didn’t think the stunt double we had looked like me, so I wouldn’t let him use it. To my detriment. It was hard work.”
Former UFC two-division champion McGregor is targeting a return to the octagon for early 2023, recently saying, “Hopefully I’ll be back soon.
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“I am aiming for early 2023. Sometime in this first quarter.
“That will give me a good couple of months [to prepare].
“Once I get that done in a few days, get the camp going [for] a good few months. And let’s go.”
McGregor underwent a dramatic body transformation during his hiatus from the Octagon – he gained several pounds of muscle.
And he recently claimed he’s ballooned to UFC’s heavyweight line.
During a recent Instagram Live, Mystic Mac responded to a question from former UFC star Yoel Romero about his weight by saying, “I don’t know mate. But tall! Anyway, big.
“I would say I weigh about 265 pounds, yes! In the bank, I’m heavy in the bank that I am.”
McGregor’s plans to return to the Octagon early next year depend on when he joins the US Anti-Doping Agency’s testing pool – which he recently left.
The Dubliner must be included in the anti-doping program for at least six months before he can fight again.
The UFC has the power to grant the Irishman an exemption from their anti-doping policy provided he returns to two negative tests beforehand.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6631174/conor-mcgregor-next-fight-road-house-fee/ Conor McGregor claims he is the “highest paid debut actor” and did his own stunts for Road House before the UFC return