Conor McGregor pulled out of a role that was created for him in Vin Diesel’s ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ but he pulled out after losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year.
While speaking to Brazilian television show ‘Giro Combate,’ Diesel explained what he felt happened:
"I wanted to have an English accent in the movie," Diesel said. "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.”
We have Vin Diesel’s comments embedded in the video above.
H/t to MMAFighting.com for the quotes.