LOOK: Conor McGregor stars in new ‘Call of Duty’ game
Popular first-person shooter video game franchise “Call of Duty” has found its new star: UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.
The 28-year-old mixed martial artist will appear as one of the villains of the latest release entitled “Infinite Warfare,” alongside Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington, according to Activision.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 2, 2016
Game developers digitally cloned the Irish sensation’s iconic movements through the use of a motion capture suit.
He reportedly turned down a movie role to focus on his UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz, but couldn’t resist the multibillion-dollar gaming franchise.
In a performance that shouldn’t require much acting, McGregor will lend his unprecedented star power in one of the most successful video game franchises of all time.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops 3,” which was released in 2015, notched the highest-grossing entertainment premiere of any video game with $550 million in its first three days, the report said.
It remains unknown how much McGregor will make for his role. Rumored to have earned around $15 million during his Diaz rematch, he should command a hefty sum.
“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” hits stores Nov. 4. Khristian Ibarrola/rga
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