UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is polishing up his acting skills starring in a series of commercials for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational.
We saw “The Notorious” in the first commercial that was released a week ago. On Wednesday, the second commercial in the series promoting the race was dropped as comedian Jon Lovitz plays the role of McGregor’s trainer to become the best horse racing jockey in the world.
The Pegasus World Cup features a prize of $12 million.
According to the event website, “The Pegasus World Cup Invitational is the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race! The innovative Pegasus World Cup Invitational, to be contested at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt, is restricted to 12 horses. Twelve owners have reserved a spot in the starting gate for $1 million USD.”
The Pegasus World Cup is set to take place on January 28th, 2017 at Gulfstream Park, in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
Conor McGregor last fought at UFC 205 where he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two UFC division’s titles simultaneously. McGregor’s reign as the double champ was short lived as he relinquished his featherweight title shortly after winning the lightweight title in the fight against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. UFC President Dana White had an agreement with McGregor prior to the bout taking place to give up one of the titles if he won the lightweight strap at UFC 205, which the Irishman did in devastating fashion.
The world awaits to hear what will be next for Conor McGregor as he stated at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference that he would be taking time off for the birth of his first child. “The Notorious” also declared that he wanted to meet with the new owners of the UFC and wants shares of the company if they want him to continue fighting in the Octagon.
What do you think is next for Conor McGregor? Let us know in the comment section which matchup you would like to see come next for “The Notorious.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on January 11, 2017.