Surprise guests Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor showed up for the UFC 285 ceremonial weigh-ins. After the main event’s headliners, Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane, squared off for the final time prior to their fight, “The Notorious” went on stage to announce to the crowd that they will soon be appearing in a movie.
In a remake of the 1989 classic Road House, which starred Patrick Swayze, the Irish celebrity has been paired with Hollywood veteran Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal, a former UFC fighter who works as a bouncer in a Florida Keys bar, is said to be the movie’s lead. Although McGregor’s part is still a mystery, it is said that he will play a unique character.
The sequence taped at the previous weigh-ins features UFC veteran Jay Hieron, who faced off against Gyllenhaal at a fake UFC 222 event. While Dana White separated the two men, the Hollywood star also spanked Hieron. Although the Irishman was not directly involved in this scene, the crowd was definitely animated by his presence.
Since last summer, Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal have been putting the finishing touches on the Road House adaptation, which will include Michael Chandler later this year. He hasn’t been idle despite suffering a leg injury following UFC 264 and has actively participated in the movie’s production.
Jake Gyllenhaal at UFC 285 weigh-ins: What role is Conor McGregor playing in Road house?
Conor McGregor has a lot going on. After breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in 2021, the Irish superstar has been sidelined, but McGregor has been keeping himself busy.
This past year, “The Notorious” had his hands full juggling recovery, his first step into Hollywood with Jake Gyllenhaal, and getting ready to return to the octagon. The upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is presently being filmed in Las Vegas, where McGregor will once again teach Michael Chandler before their octagon match.
Although there are no concrete information about Conor McGregor’s part in Road House, it is commonly believed that he has been chosen to play Jimmy Reno, the right-hand henchman of the film’s antagonist, who was originally played by Marshall Teague.
His exact role is still unknown, and only time will tell if “The Notorious” will be able to match his illustrious pay-per-view earnings at the Hollywood box office.