Matt Damon Chooses UFC 229 Over Playing Kavanaugh on 'SNL'

Matt Damon Chooses UFC 229 Over Playing Kavanaugh on 'SNL'


Matt Damon

Makes Sophie’s Choice …

Conor vs. Khabib Beats Kavanaugh Role on ‘SNL’

10/5/2018 11:18 AM PDT


Every so often a man finds himself at a crossroads, where the choice he makes will forever alter the course of his life. Or, in Matt Damon‘s case — he has 2 awesome choices and really can’t lose.

Here’s the deal — Damon’s a huge UFC fan and, on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Conor McGregor will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight championship at UFC 229. It’s a highly-anticipated fight and will be a huge draw, and Matt’s got a seat Octagon-side for the action.

But as we all know … Damon also KILLED as Brett Kavanaugh on last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.” Almost everyone wants and expects Matt to play the role again this weekend … especially with the full Senate vote on Kavanaugh expected on Saturday.

Apologies to Lorne Michaels … but sources close to Damon tell us he’s decided to go to Vegas for the fight.

We’re told the lure of McGregor’s return to UFC outweighed a reprise as Kavanaugh.

So, if ‘SNL’ wants to spoof the SCOTUS nom, they have 2 options: have someone new play the role, or do it without showing “Kavanaugh.”