Tinseltown has come calling for Ronda Rousey. She’s got multiple film projects coming up, including starring in the film version of her own autobiography, ‘MyFight/YourFight’, to go along with her career as one of MMA’s most dominant champions and highest selling PPV stars. The only fighter whose star power seems to rival her own, in the cage at least, is featherweight title contender Conor McGregor.
McGregor has turned an unbeaten six fight UFC run and a calculatedly bombastic media campaign of fight promotion into one top selling PPV headlining performance and big expectations for his upcoming title fight against Jose Aldo. He’s even managed to split the featherweight belt, carrying his own piece of it, as interim champion, into his bout against Aldo at UFC 194. So, could a Hollywood career be in his future as well.
According to McGregor himself, it’s not something he’s looking for right now. McGregor spoke to Fox Sports about the potential of running a film career alongside fighting, here’s what he had to say:
“As long as the checks keep rolling in through this game, they will keep me here. If the checks dry up, well, then I will go elsewhere.
“I am happy with what’s happening here. The money that’s rolling in is absolutely phenomenal in this business for me. The game has worked for me.”
With McGregor’s gift for self promotion, it’s pretty unlikely that the UFC is going to stop paying him anytime soon, so for those hoping for an action thriller starring Dublin’s own fighting sensation, they may have to wait a while.
UFC 194 takes place on December 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada and is expected to be headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo for the unified 145 lb title.
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