Conor McGregor is making his acting debut in Hollywood alongside stalwart actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The biggest name in mixed martial arts is attempting to break into the box office with a remake of the 1989 classic Road House, which starred Patrick Swayze.
Fans have enjoyed some behind-the-scenes looks at “The Notorious” while it has been filming over the past few months. The audience’s expectation has been increased by McGregor’s frequent social media updates about the production.
In the upcoming movie Road House, Jake Gyllenhaal will take on the role of the ex-UFC fighter who is employed as a bouncer in a troubled Florida Keys bar played by Patrick Swayze.
Although McGregor’s part is still a mystery, it is commonly believed that he will portray a unique character. As the right-hand henchman of the film’s antagonist, it is widely believed that “The Notorious” will play the part of Jimmy Reno, who was portrayed by Marshall Teague in the original.
Recently, Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor attended the UFC 285 weigh-in ceremony to film a scene for the movie. Gyllenhaal and UFC veteran Jay Hieron squared off in the sequence, which was reportedly reshot several times with the audience in attendance. The scene took place at a fictional UFC 222 event.
Conor McGregor on TUF: Former rival predicts a knockout win for the Irishman against Michael Chandler
Since suffering a painful leg fracture when competing against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021, Conor McGregor has been sidelined. Eddie Alvarez, though, still believes that the Irishman will defeat Michael Chandler when they clash in the octagon later this year.
Alvarez has previous relationships with both of the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), having lost his lightweight championship to “The Notorious” at UFC 205 in 2016 and twice faced “Iron” for the title. McGregor and Chandler are anticipated to square off in the octagon following the conclusion of their TUF season, per custom.
Conor McGregor is expected to win via KO once more, as Alvarez explained in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour:
“Mike Chandler, if I had to guess, doesn’t wrestle. He will be killed by Conor if he sides with him. It’s not compatible… Conor is far too quick to be hit by anything Mike Chandler throws, despite the bombs he delivers.”