Conor McGregor is possibly going to start a movie career sooner than some expected, because the UFC featherweight champion has been offered a part in the “xXx” sequel starring Vin Diesel, which is called The Return of Xander Cage.

Diesel announced the possible role for McGregor in the “xXx” sequel on his Monday post on Instagram by saying that “timing and precision” is everything, and that the casting of his “xXx” sequel was getting more exciting every day. This happened right after McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo at UFC 194.

Sources confirm offer for McGregor to appear in “xXx” sequel

Sources near to the Irish fighter confirmed that McGregor was offered a part in the upcoming movie, but also added that no terms have been reached as yet and that a deal hasn’t been reached either that would put him in the film. The movie is confirmed to be in pre-production, but there's no set date for its release.

The offer of the movie part comes after McGregor expressed a desire to start acting at some point in his life, but the fighter also said that he was keeping his main focus on fighting. No one knows exactly what kind of part McGregor has been offered in the Vin Diesel movie, or how big or small in terms of screen time.

McGregor hopes to return to Octagon in 2016

The champion fighter took a mere 13 seconds to knock out his opponent, Aldo, last weekend. He says he wants to go back to the Octagon early next year and doesn’t want to sit out to wait for a card like the UFC 200, which is supposed to take place in July.

McGregor has said that Hollywood has been trying to get him to appear in a movie for a while, and the facts are that Vin Diesel is known for wanting to put real fighters into his movies, such as when he put fighter Ronda Rousey into the movie "Furious 7."

Previous movie still very popular

The first movie, which came out in 2002 starred Vin Diesel as an extreme sports athlete recruited by the government to take on a special mission.

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It's still very popular with movie enthusiasts and at the moment is rated 48 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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