Vin Diesel Confirms He Had A Part For Conor McGregor In New “xXx”

Conor McGregor and Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel, the big man behind the xXx movie franchise just dropped a nice piece of nugget on Conor McGregor, who could have made his first Hollywood film appearance alongside the American actor.

According to Diesel, he had an “English accent” role for the Irish sensation in the upcoming film, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Diesel recently confirmed he wanted McGregor to appear in xXx, but also revealed that the UFC superstar turned the role to focus more on his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.

Diesel said,

I wanted to have an English accent in the movie. I had created a role for Conor McGregor and after he lost to Nate Diaz, he had to go to a dark place, he had to go get his manhood back to fight the second time, so he wasn’t able to do this film at the time.

But I needed that accent, I wanted this English accent to be speckled in the movie. But I also wanted someone that could do fight sequences. A lot of the UFC guys do great fight sequences in movies. You saw when I put Gina Carano in 6, and Ronda Rousey in 7. I had great experiences when putting UFC fighters in the movie, so I wanted someone that had that English accent, they talk like this, and I got Michael Bisping to come and do that.

Filming for xXx eventually took place in Toronto with Michael Bisping replacing McGregor for the role. “The Notorious” ended up being victorious over Diaz at UFC 202. This news pretty much confirms McGregor’s dedication to combat sport.

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