Vin Diesel Talks Conor McGregor Turning Down XXX Sequel

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This coming January will see the return of Vin Diesel’s Xander Cage character for the feature film “XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage.”

However, while current UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping has a role in the film, current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor was originally going to be in the film until a loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 curtailed the UFC stars plans and ultimately, led him to turn down a role in the movie.

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"I wanted to have an English accent in the movie," Diesel said on Giro Combate. "I had created a role for Conor McGregor and after he lost to Nate Diaz, he had to go to a dark place, he had to go get his manhood back to fight the second time, so he wasn't able to do this film at the time. But I needed that accent, I wanted this English accent to be speckled in the movie. But I also wanted someone that could do fight sequences. A lot of the UFC guys do great fight sequences in movies. You saw when I put Gina Carano in 6, and Ronda Rousey in 7. I had great experiences when putting UFC fighters in the movie, so I wanted someone that had that English accent, they talk like this, and I got Michael Bisping to come and do that."

XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage will be dropping on Friday, January 20 at a theater near you with Vin Diesel, Michael Bisping, Tony Jaa, Samuel L. Jackson and others appearing on the big screen.

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