UFC 285 has recently come to a wrap and it is still making a buzz, for reasons more than one. During the main event, we saw Jon Jones capture the gold after finishing Ciryl Gane post a 3-year layoff, while Alexa Grasso caused a massive upset after submitting fan favorite Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event. What may have surprised fans the most, is Hollywood superstar Jake Gyllenhaal and UFC’s golden goose Conor McGregor gatecrashing the ceremonial weigh-ins the night before.
However, they appeared only to film a scene for their upcoming movie ‘Road House’, involving UFC vet Jay Hieron. While McGregor didn’t appear to be a part of the shot, his presence definitely brought the excitement to a whole another level.
Kendra Lust, who has somehow managed to keep her name popping up in the MMA community for a while, also attended the event. She recently took over her Instagram and posted a video of her walking out to the arena right before rubbing shoulders with Jake Gyllenhaal. She appears visibly amused by the star’s presence.
She captioned, “My #ufc285 walkout 😜 Thank you so much @danawhite @ufc for having me as a guest. I had blast 🙌🏻 all the fights were 🔥. @jakegyllenhaal just making a movie #roadhouse“
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Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the role of Elwood Dalton, shot a fight sequence right inside the Octagon at UFC 285. The fans seemed to enjoy the filming as they appeared to cheer every time a ‘shot’ was thrown by either of the actors. Jake went on to ‘win’ the fight by knocking out his opponent via flying knee.
The role of Conor McGregor in Jake Gyllenhaal’s Road House
In August 2022, MMA fans were taken by storm as news broke of Conor McGregor landing a role in a major studio film starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The Irish superstar isn’t alien to having his feet in several different ventures outside of his fighting career. From owning a whiskey company to a fashion label, Conor does it all.
Road House is a remake of the 1989 classic action film that went by the same name. The former double champ is reported to play a character named Jimmy Reno, who was played by Marshall Teague in the original film. Apparently, he is the right hand of the movie’s antagonist.
Photos of Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal from the "Road House" movie set 📸 pic.twitter.com/nCrYMXWehL
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— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 7, 2023
The Jake Gyllenhaal-starring flick shows Jake playing the role of a former UFC fighter, who then takes upon the job of a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys. The movie is slated to be released by Amazon Studios, on Prime Video. The release date is still unknown.
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