Conor McGregor, Sam Jackson Join “xXx 3”?

Knocking out his opponent in just 13 seconds on Saturday, freshly minted UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor is now trying out a bit of acting with the fighter potentially taking on his first role in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” for Sony Pictures.

Vin Diesel returns as extreme sports enthusiast Xander Cage in this follow-up to the 2002 film and its subsequent Vin-less 2005 sequel. At the same time, Diesel has confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson will return to the franchise in the role of NSA agent Augustus Gibbons.

Diesel revealed Jackson’s casting on Facebook and suggested McGregor’s casting in an Instagram post. Fox Sports were then able to confirm that McGregor has indeed been offered an unspecified role in the film, but has not yet reached a deal.

D.J. Caruso helms the new film which aims to go into production next year.