Conor McGregor in Road House: How Much Did the UFC Star Get Paid for the Hollywood Remake Starring Jake Gyllenhaal?

Published 01/25/2024, 11:52 PM EST

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Conor McGregor is all set to make his mark on Hollywood! The Irish MMA sensation is riding high on the waves of the release of the trailer of the ‘Roadhouse’ remake. A new take on the 80’s classic starring Patrick Swayze, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a former UFC fighter who finds a job as a bouncer in a troubled ‘roadhouse’!

The movie is directed by Doug Liman, known for his incredible work on action films like ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘Mr & Mrs. Smith’.  McGregor’s addition to the movie marks his first role in a major production and as such, let’s take a look at all we know about his earnings from the project!

Conor McGregor reportedly earned more than $5 million for ‘Roadhouse’ role


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The Notorious’ is making his acting debut in the ‘Roadhouse’ remake alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, reportedly securing a substantial paycheck for this significant venture into film. In a now-deleted post on X, McGregor claimed to be the “highest paid first-time actor of all time”!

Despite earning a considerable net worth of around $200 million through his successful fighting career and business ventures, McGregor has stated that he sees acting as a new and serious challenge.


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The exact amount for his role in Road House remains undisclosed, but it’s estimated by sources online to be above $5 million or more, reflecting his star power and the movie’s buzz. The reception of McGregor’s acting skills is yet to be determined, but his undeniable star power and charisma are expected to bring a distinctive energy to the movie as evidenced by the incredible response to the trailer.

Conor McGregor’s involvement in the ‘Road House’ remake marks a significant moment in his career, and while the specific compensation details are undisclosed, they are projected to be above $5 million!

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And as McGregor adds another feather to his cap, he has received an interesting offer for a fight from a rising star in the UFC’s featherweight division!

McGregor is in the crosshairs of a rising UFC star  

Ilia Topuria is mentally gearing up for his crucial bout with UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski on February 17 at UFC 298. With a colorful personality and strong confidence, Topuria recently openly discussed his future, hinting at the UFC coming to Spain in 2024, and expressed a desire to face Conor McGregor in a historic event!


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During a media session in Madrid, Topuria shared his excitement about the potential UFC event in Spain, emphasizing its positive impact on Spanish athletes and set his sights on McGregor!

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He stated, “I miss fighting in Spain in front of all my people. Hopefully it will be McGregor. We are aiming for him. But let’s think about it. Let’s see who has the pleasure of dancing with me.”


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However, he recognizes that McGregor’s decision depends on various factors, including his upcoming fight and personal preferences. Despite acknowledging McGregor’s past accomplishments, Topuria confidently asserted that he is the chosen opponent if McGregor decides to continue his career in the sport!

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Dushyant Patni


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I am Dushyant Patni, a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. My passion for Mixed Martial Arts started because my father used to be a boxer and a martial arts fanatic. It passed down to me as my first pair of boxing gloves were his old ones! Prior to joining EssentiallySports, I honed my writing and editing skills across various organizations as a writer and an editor.
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