Cape Town - The UFC's
featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, is set to make his Hollywood debut in a
blockbuster alongside Vin Diesel.
According to Twitch
Film, the cast for the next installment of the 'xXx' movie franchise has been
released says Nick Strickland of MMALatestNews.com.
UFC champion Conor McGregor, Tony Jaa, Jet Li and Bollywood actress
Deepika Padukone are all set to co-star along side Vin Diesel in his return to
the franchise as extreme athlete and secret agent Xander cage or better know as
Last week Diesel
posted via his twitter account that actor Samuel L. Jackson will also be
returning in the next movie.
Jackson will be
returning as Agent Augustus Gibbons.
Conor McGregor was rumoured to be
co-starring along side Mark Wahlberg in an upcoming 2016 movie but will now
join Ronda Rousey who has also worked with the Hollywood star.
McGregor (19-2) is
coming off of his 13 second K.O victory over former champion Jose Aldo at UFC
194 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas.
The Irish fighter has taken the MMA world by storm
since his UFC debut in April of 2013 and now it seems may be ready to become
the promotions next crossover superstar (Ronda Rousey being the first).
McGregor has yet to have his next opponent announced as there are rumours of
the Irish star defending his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar or going
up to challenge the 155-pound King, Rafael dos Anjos, who is fresh off of his TKO
win over Donald Cerrone a few weeks ago.