CONOR MCGREGOR has claimed he’s “the highest paid first-time actor of all time” following his movie debut.
The UFC superstar will feature in a lead role in the upcoming remake of Road House with Hollywood superstar Jake Gyllenhaal, which will be released next year.
McGregor appears to have wrapped up his scenes for the film, which he’s claimed earned him a pretty penny.
In a since-deleted tweet, The Notorious wrote: “Iâm the highest-paid first-time actor of all time. Add that to the rest of my accolades.â
McGregor, 33, took the opportunity to enter the acting world as he continued his recovery from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.
The Irishman recently revealed plans to return to training after finishing his filming commitments in the Dominican Republic.
But the long days on set – which included doing his own stunts – has taken its toll on the UFC’s poster boy.
He tweeted: “I’m still recovering. I done all my stunts for this.
“I didn’t think the stunt double we had looked like me so I wouldn’t have him used. To my detriment. It was hard work.”
Former two-division UFC champion McGregor is targeting an early 2023 return to the octagon, recently saying: “I’m going to be back soon, hopefully.
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“Early 2023 I’m aiming for. Sometime in that first quarter.
“That will give me a good couple of months [to prepare].
“Once I wrap this up in a couple of days, get the camp going [for] a good couple of months. And get going.”
McGregor has undergone a dramatic body transformation during his hiatus from the octagon – packing on several pounds of muscle.
And he recently claimed he’s bulked up to UFC’s heavyweight limit.
During a recent Instagram Live, Mystic Mac responded to a question about his weight from former UFC star Yoel Romero by saying: âI donât know, mate. But big! Big anyway.
“Iâd say Iâm about 265lbs, yeah! In the bank, Iâm heavy in the bank I am.â
McGregor’s plans to return to the octagon early next year hinge on when he enters the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s testing pool – which he recently left.
The Dubliner has to be enrolled in the anti-doping programme for a minimum of six months before he can fight again.
The UFC does have the power to grant the Irishman an exemption to their anti-doping policy provided he returns to two negative tests beforehand.
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