Conor McGregor reveals he’s ‘pushed’ to star in more movies after filming Road House with ‘super guy’ Jake Gyllenhaal

UFC superstar Conor McGregor isn’t interested in pursuing an acting career despite filming scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal last year.

McGregor is set to feature in Amazon Prime’s reimagining of the 1980s Road House classic which will feature Gyllenhaal playing fictional UFC fighter Elwood Dalton.


McGregor set to star in Gyllenhaal’s latest film

The former Oscar nominee recently took over UFC 285 to film scenes for his movie which is due out later this year on the popular streaming service.

McGregor enjoyed his filming time with Gyllenhaal and says the Hollywood star helped him successfully navigate his first experience on a movie set.

He told the Daily Mail: “Great man. Good guy. He is very patient with me, helpful. We shot some great stuff for the movie and we can’t wait to see it come to fruition.

Despite his ties to Gyllenhaal, the former two-weight UFC champion doesn’t want to star in more movies due to the immense amount of work that goes into it.

McGregor said on The MMA Hour: “It was tough. It was very, very hard. Very long days. What it really did for me, what I’m happy with, is it made everything else feel easy.

“Right now, what I’m doing, I’m doing a lot of work. The Ultimate Fighter takes a lot of work. Even training camp and everything else. All of this has nothing to do with the work it takes to make a film.

Gyllenhaal stole the show at UFC 285

Gyllenhaal stole the show at UFC 285

He then watched the fights alongside his new pal


He then watched the fights alongside his new pal

“It set me back, to be honest, because I hadn’t anticipated how much work it would take. It’s active! There are full fight scenes.

“I do stunts, I jump in the air, I throw guys over bars and I smash bottles. I don’t want to say too much but we do magic. I’ve been in the ocean jumping off speedboats and it was crazy.

“You do this for 15 or 16 hours a day and then you come home and you’re up in four or five fucking hours.

” It was hard. Am I looking forward to getting back to it? No not necessarily. I can’t wait to get back to fighting and competing.

“Are they pushing for me to come back? Yes, I have an option, of course.

After wrapping filming for the final season of Ultimate Fighter, McGregor will now begin preparing for his first fight since suffering a horrific leg injury at UFC 264 in July 2021.

The Irishman will face Michael Chandler later this year and hopes a win will be enough to earn him a chance against the UFC 286 trilogy winner of Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman.

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