UFC boss Dana White joked about Jake Gyllenhaal's beefed-up physique for filming 'Road House' remake
Dana White, Bruce Buffer, and Megan Olivi will all make cameos in the upcoming "Road House" movie.
The Road House remake stars Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays an ex-UFC fighter.
White joked with media recently that the actor looked so good that he might've gotten some help chemical help with his physique.
LAS VEGAS — Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal and the Amazon Studios film crew for the upcoming movie "Road House" invaded the big, UFC 285 event in Las Vegas last week.
"Road House," a reboot of the 1989 cult classic starring Patrick Swayze, reimagines the story around an ex-UFC fighter who leaves the sport to then work at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys.
Gyllenhaal shot a scene in which he weighed in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a fictitious fight, before walking out in front of Insider, a live crowd, and other media in the middle of Saturday's big fight night.
Gyllenhaal and his "Road House" opponent engaged in a one-sided brawl.
The low stance that Gyllenhaal's character occupied made him an easy target for actor Jay Hieron's shots
The best move came from Gyllenhaal, who hurled a flying knee at Hieron
Prominent figures in mixed martial arts, including White, commentators Jon Anik, Dan Cormier, and Megan Olivi, and even iconic ring announcer Bruce Buffer, will all make cameos in Road House, which doesn't have a release date yet.
And 42-year-old star Gyllenhaal performed in such a brutal fashion that it appeared to stun those in the commentary booth.
Watch their Octagonside reactions here, which could make it to the movie:
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"It went pretty smooth considering I don't like doing stuff like that," UFC President Dana White told Insider and other reporters backstage after the movie, and UFC 285, concluded.
Considering the way Gyllenhaal looked at the weigh-in event, and then again when he was finally inside the Octagon, White even joked about how the actor beefed up his physique.
"Listen, what can I say? He looks good," said White. "I don't think he's been USADA tested, but he looks great."
White also joked that one of the scenes that he'll appear in, in which Gyllenhaal shakes his hand after making weight so the fight can be official, was second nature to him considering his primary role as a combat sports promoter.
"If I can't do that, I don't know what I can do," he said.
It may well be the limits of how comfortable he is in movies, though. "That's about as much acting as I want to do," said White. "Ever."
Gyllenhaal then watched the rest of the show sitting next to Conor McGregor
"Conor is one of the big characters in the movie," White confirmed.
Road House is not the only time fans will see McGregor on screen this year, as he's also filming the reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).
TUF gives an accomplished fighter, like McGregor, a team of prospects and other fighters to coach, who will then compete against another team and coach, until one athlete remains to become the ultimate fighter.
Though Road House filming went "pretty smooth," according to White, TUF has been far from plain sailing.
"Some things started escalating that you'll see on the show," White told the media. "They do not like each other now. A lot of shit went down on Friday."
McGregor is due to fight his rival coach, Michael Chandler, in an official scrap later this year.
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