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UFC 196 loss of Conor McGregor to affect his ‘xXx’ film appearance

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While there has been so much buzz about the defeat of Conor McGregor against Nate Diaz at UFC 196. Another report has been connected to McGregor as a social media post made its rounds through the internet indicating the cancellation of McGregor’s alleged appearance in the upcoming Vin Diesel movie, “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”, a sequel to “XXX”.

Brett Okamoto of ESPN tweeted that:

“As I mentioned on @SportsCenter, I’m told McGregor has canceled his planned appearance in Vin Diesel’s XXX film. Doesn’t want distraction.”

According to reports, McGregor was set to appear on next year’s speculated release of part two of “XXX”. The rumor of him appearing in a Vin Diesel films was much talked about last year when Diesel himself posted a pic and a caption hinting the inclusion of the Notorious in the films,

“Timing and precision… The casting of the new XXX gets more exciting everyday,”
Vin Diesel wrote.

Even though some fans are inquiring about the possibility of another Hollywood role, they would have to dismiss their excitements for a while, for McGregor will be focusing more on UFC, especially after his loss at UFC 196. Though the failure made a decisive impact on McGregor’s confidence, particularly suffering first defeat in UFC, the spirit of a true champ never wavered.

“I’ll take this loss like a man. I will not shy away from it. I will not change who I am. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know,” McGregor stated.

However, such words did not stop other opponents to target him following his loss. Former opponent, Jose Aldo, made a statement via social media taunting McGregor. In response to the post, McGregor accordingly stated that “that’s the sign of a loser.”

Wherever this exchange of words would lead to and whoever would McGregor fight next, it would only mean that he [McGregor] would be incredibly prepared, now that he has dropped his supposed acting role in a Vin Diesel film.

Photo Courtesy: Andrius Petrucenia/ Wikimedia

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