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Vin Diesel Reveals That UFC Star Conor McGregor Is Joining The Cast Of ‘xXx 3’

Confident MMA gent Conor McGregor is apparently a go for Vin Diesel’s new xXx offering. (The film franchise, not a sex tape. That said, we’re cool either way.)

Rumblings of McGregor’s addition to the cast of the NONE MORE EXTREME action series began thanks to a photo of the newly minted (non-interim) UFC Featherweight Champion and Vin Diesel that popped up on Instagram. You may be stunned to learn that the go-to pose was both men brandishing their fists.

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The only time I was at the UFC in ten years…

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The caption featured America’s favorite karaoke enthusiast making a proud declaration about the casting for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage with the assistance of one of McGregor’s recent quotables.

Timing and precision… The casting of the new XXX gets more exciting everyday.

It’s the sort of quote/photo combination that suggests McGregor’s at least a possibility for the action franchise, right? Well, today TMZ reported that the Irish fighter has a verbal agreement to join the picture. There’s no word on who he might be playing, so feel free to imagine McGregor plays a frustrated accountant that desperately wants Xander Cage to rein in his extreme spending.

On the off chance you were one of the nine people on the planet that elected to skip Furious 7 (MONSTERS!), Diesel co-starred in the picture with fighter/actress Ronda Rousey. They hit things off so well that Rousey helped Diesel’s 7-year-old daughter Hania hone her judo skills. Ideally, we’ll get this pic recreated with McGregor subbed in when (if?) he gets to set.

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All love…

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Speaking of Vin Diesel being a fun dude on Instagram, the lovable Groot portrayer showcased some concept art from the new xXx film. He also used the term “Xander Zone” in the caption which is wonderful and awesome and should be the mandatory way for people to describe Diesel’s wheelings and dealings in parts one and three of the franchise.

Sharing some concept art before heading to my meeting. So excited to start filming xXx, it’s been a while since we’ve entered the Xander Zone…

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