UFC 285 was a star-studded event. From MMA fighters to Hollywood superstars like Jake Gyllenhaal, the T-Mobile Arena was a host to all sorts of A-Listers. The night ended with Jon Jones winning the heavyweight strap after defeating Ciryl Gane via submission in the first round.
But, the night before, fans were utterly shocked when they found Conor McGregor making his way up the ceremonial weigh-ins stage, accompanied by Jake. The duo appeared in front of the packed house to film a segment for their upcoming movie ‘Road House’, a remake based on the 1989 action movie of the same name.
Even on the night of the PPV, fans were in for a treat when the film crew decided to shoot a fight scene right inside the Octagon. Jake was seen exchanging shots with UFC vet Jay Hieron. The fans appeared to cheer every time the two ‘traded shots’. The sequence ended with Jake going for a flying knee, before KO’ing his ‘opponent’.
Later that night, Jake was seen sitting in the front row beside the former double-champ and his girlfriend, enjoying the fights.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor’s role in the remake, release date
Conor McGregor isn’t new to getting his feet wet in avenues outside of fighting. From owning a whiskey company to a fashion label, The Irish legend does it all. And this time he has found his way into a major studio film. The news first broke in August 2022 and came as a huge surprise to MMA fans.
We will see Conor portraying a character named Jimmy Reno, who was played by Marshall Teague in the original film. Jake takes on the role of Elwood Dalton, a fictional former UFC fighter, who then takes upon the job of a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys. While the majority of Conor’s role is still unclear, reports suggest he will play the role of an unspoken rival of Dalton.
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The film began production in the Dominican Republic last year and will stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide at release. The movie is slated to be released by Amazon Studios. While the release date is still unknown, fans are definitely excited to watch ‘The Mac’ on the big screen.
Will the movie bomb at the box office? Or does it catapult McGregor into Hollywood stardom? Let us know what you think.
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