Monday 22 April 2019

Conor McGregor reveals how he could have been the villain in the new James Bond film

Conor McGregor salutes the crowd after defeating Denis Siver in TD Garden in Boston
Conor McGregor salutes the crowd after defeating Denis Siver in TD Garden in Boston

Conor McGregor revealed in Episode Three of 'The Notorious' how he was asked to audition for the role of the villain in the new James Bond film 'Spectre'.

The 30 minute episode concentrated on the build-up and aftermath of McGregor's victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC178 in Las Vegas last year but he did discuss a possible movie role as well.

Whether he was approached by someone connected with the film franchise inspired by Ian Fleming is unclear.

"They want me to audition for the villain for James Bond. The last villain for James Bond won an Oscar. Your man that used to be in No County for Old Men [Javier Bardem]. He was unbelievable," he said.

"I’m not that person. D’ya know what I mean? I’m just doing it having a laugh. Don’t start putting in those serious things.

"But I’ll see how I feel. They were telling me this last week.

"It’s the wrong time to say it to me when I’m cutting weight. Maybe after the fight when I’m feeling better. We’ll mess about and see what happens.

"At the end of the day, it’s a seven figure thing. I’ll give it a shot. For seven figures it’s worth a go, isn’t it?."

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