Conor McGregor it seems is riding quite high after his recent success in the Octagon. And the latest to offer McGregor more name and fame is Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg himself.
The new UFC featherweight champion McGregor has already expressed interest in joining Hollywood movies and if all goes out well then McGregor will soon be starring in a movie opposite Wahlberg.
In an exclusive interview with TMZ.com, Wahlberg revealed that he has already talked about a role for McGregor in an upcoming film.
“Yeah, we talked about him for something,” Wahlberg told TMZ.com.
“I like him.”
“Absolutely. The right role he could be great. Very possible (I’d work with him.)”
Wahlberg currently has a movie called Mile 22 lined up with UFC former champion Ronda Rousey in 2016. Rousey has previously starred in a number of Hollywood movies, the latest being Fast and the Furious 8 where she was seen locking horns with lead actress Michelle Rodriguez. Fast and the Furious 8 was also Paul Walker’s last movie before his death.
McGregor meanwhile is currently basking in his new success after defeating former pound-for-pound king Jose Aldo in a 13 seconds knock out at UFC 194 held in MGM Grand Arena in Los Angeles last weekend.
Apart from movies, his main focus now is to break the gate records generated during Mayweather-Pacquiao fight held in May.
McGregor revealed about his new intentions in his post-match conference according to a Fox Sports report.
“What did Floyd (Mayweather) and Manny (Pacquiao) do? $72 million gate. We did $10.1. I’m catching up,” McGregor said.
“I’m only 27. Them old motherf—ers are 40 before they got that on. I’m only warming up.”
“I said to Lorenzo (Fertitta) and I said to Dana (White), I’m bringing these big numbers, I’m bringing these half-a-billion-dollar revenue numbers, like the Mayweather/Pacquaio fight done. At 27 years of age, I stand here as the unified world champion, back-to-back gate records in the MGM, this is trending as the highest pay-per-view (Dave) Sholler, I believe said, of all time for the UFC, so at 27 years of age with every record in the book, with weight divisions above ready for me to go at, super fights left and right, tell me one other champion that’s been like that.”
“Every other champion gets a belt and they don’t want to go up or they don’t want to go down, I’m going straight up. I’m bringing these big numbers and the sky’s the limit.”