Conor McGregor Announces 4-Part Netflix Docuseries About His UFC Career
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— Updated on 5 February 2023

Conor McGregor Announces 4-Part Netflix Docuseries About His UFC Career

— Updated on 5 February 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Feel like you haven’t gotten your fill of Notorious-related media lately? Fear not, you rare 1%-er. The oft-controversial Conor McGregor himself has teased a four-part Netflix documentary series about his UFC career so far, which is reportedly scheduled to hit streaming queues around the same time as his much-anticipated return to the Octagon (be it against Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, Jorge Masvidal, or whoever).

“I crushed the metatarsal bones in my foot three weeks before the [Khabib Nurmagomedov] fight, and still made the walk. All injuries are not the same,” the UFC’s first two-division champion and full-time provocateur responded on Twitter in a fan interaction.

“You will see it all on Netflix when a serious injury with a high [percentage] of never recovering occurs, it is just simply not the same.”

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McGregor added: “I have just completed executive production of the first episode. It is riveting… The premise of ‘I don’t work as hard as I used to since succeeding financially’ will be debunked fully. You are going to witness insanity in scientific form.”

“This documentary will be out before my next fight – Episode 1 of 4 – and the full four will be out before my Hollywood debut in the notorious Road House. You’re about to see what’s what here. And it ain’t free.”

According to The Mirror, the world’s highest-paid athlete of 2021 as crowned by Forbes has previously mentioned the project in passing with a release date initially slated for January 2022. Since then, however, there have obviously been a few delays, but it would appear the wait may soon be finally over.

Prior to this, a feature-length documentary about Conor McGregor dubbed Notorious (2017) made quite a splash on Netflix.

Filmed over the course of four years, it followed the rise of the fightin’ Irishman – from claiming welfare benefits and living out of his parents’ spare room in Dublin to winning the UFC featherweight and lightweight titles, and earning major life-changing bank in the process.

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As alluded to above, McGregor is also set to try his hand out in action cinema opposite Jake Gyllenhaal with MGM / Amazon Prime Video’s forthcoming Road House reboot.

Aside from Gyllenhaal, the production features a positively stacked cast that currently includes Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp, and Bob Menery.

According to Deadline, here’s what we can expect:

The new take follows a former UFC fighter (Jake Gyllenhaal) who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise. While exact details behind who Conor McGregor will be playing are unknown, sources made it clear he would be playing an original character and not himself in the project.

“Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood and join Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of Road House – a beloved classic,” said McGregor’s own spokesperson.

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“While fighting remains his top focus, this is the beginning of another successful venture in the McGregor empire. He is eager to get started filming.”

Given the original film’s disappointing direct-to-video sequel back in 2006 starring Johnathon Schaech as the son of Patrick Swayze’s James Dalton, you’d think the studio would’ve learned its lesson. The legacy of Road House 2: Last Call, however, has done very little to slow this reboot’s momentum.

In 2015, the trigger was almost pulled with another UFC legend turned WWE fixture, Ronda Rousey, locked in to star. As for the captain of this ship that never was, The Notebook and John Q director Nick Cassavetes was apparently locked and loaded. Now, we’re getting the real deal with Dana White’s top earner.

Keep an eye out here for updates on the upcoming Conor McGregor documentary series coming to Netflix in 2023.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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