Life after fighting seems to be going pretty well for Cathal Pendred.
According to a report from Deadline, the retired former UFC welterweight has landed a lead role in the Amazon series “Lore,” which is an adaptation of a podcast that “recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences.”
Pendred will play Michael Cleary, “a real-life character from Irish folklore in the horror anthology series.” Cleary is “a cooper who makes barrels for a local creamery, [and] is married to the younger Bridget. When Bridget starts making more money than he does, and starts questioning his decisions, Michael is convinced that his loving wife has been replaced by a changeling — and he will do literally anything to prove himself right.”
Pendred, who retired from the UFC in 2015, has also appeared on TV series “Into the Badlands” and Ray Donovan” in smaller roles and he is also expected to have a supporting part in the upcoming biopic “My Name is Lenny.”
The Irishman elected to call it a career after dropping back-to-back fights to Tom Breese and John Howard in 2015. Pendred trained alongside Conor McGregor at SBG Ireland and began his tenure in the Las Vegas-based promotion with four consecutive triumphs. The ex-Cage Warriors Fighting Championship welterweight titlist exited the sport with a 17-4-1 career mark.