UFC Champ Conor McGregor To Star In ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is leaving the octagon to enter the world of warfare.
The MMA fighter has signed on to star in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the video game due to release on November 4. He is the latest big name to join the voice cast after Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington. Conor confirmed the news in a Twitter post linking to an article from The Mac Life, which initially broke the story:
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 2, 2016
It should be interesting to see how Conor does as an actor, since charisma in a sport doesn’t always translate into other areas of entertainment. But if anyone could make the transition, I think it’d be Conor McGregor. The guy is a fountain of charisma, and his tough guy persona will probably allow him to fit right into the world of Call of Duty. Now, here’s hoping he’s able to defend his featherweight title before year’s end. Hey, UFC 205 is on November 12, eight days after the release of the video game. Could be a great opportunity for cross-promotion, and also a chance for Conor to silence critics who claim he’s doing everything in his power not to defend his featherweight title. I guess it depends on how he’s feeling in the aftermath of that epic fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
But what do you think about Conor McGregor transitioning into a voice acting role? Sound off in the comments!
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