Conor McGregor cancels acting appearance in new film

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Conor McGregor isn't normally one to keep a low profile in situations, preferring to be brash, loud and in the face of his opponents and during interviews at all times.

The Irish star is one of the best in the world at making headlines with everything he says and does. Well, it seems that McGregor has now had a change of heart.

This is after it was revealed that 'The Notorious' had passed up on the chance to star in his first ever film. Yes, McGregor is actually turning down making his Hollwood debut.


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This news is according to a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN who tweeted that McGregor canceled his planned appearance in the 2017 Vin Diesel film "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" to avoid distraction.

Instead, McGregor will be concentrating on getting ready for his match at UFC 200 - where there is a lot of speculation that he will be facing Nate Diaz in a rematch of one of the biggest fights in the history of the company. 

The Irishman's personality is ideal for Hollywood. He has a good look, an infectious smile and an indescribable charm that most people simply lack. It's what has made him a main event star and the hero of a nation.

McGregor seemed poised to follow in the footsteps of fellow UFC superstar Ronda Rousey, who has appeared in "The Expendables" and "Fast and the Furious" franchises over the past few years. Now that's been postponed for the time being.

Many credited Rousey's devastating loss to Holly Holm last year on the fact that she was trying to make a name for herself in films and the entertainment scene in general, appearing on TV shows all the time when she should have been training and gearing up for a fight. 

At 27, McGregor still has a lot of time left on the clock to become a big name in Hollywood. Right now, however, he needs to focus on getting back to winning and claiming his revenge on the man who made him tap out for the very first time in the UFC. Sounds like a movie plotline in its own right.

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