Jake Gyllenhaal shows off his shredded body while filming ‘Road House’
Jake Gyllenhaal looks ready for battle.
The 42-year-old actor took the already hyped T-Mobile Arena to a whole new level when He showed up with a broken body.
Gyllenhaal was filming a scene for the upcoming movie “Road House,” A reimagining of the 1989 hit starring Patrick Swayze.
In the now-viral video, Gyllenhaal, in true UFC weigh-in fashion, ran on stage, ripped off his UFC sweatshirt and showed the crowd (and the cameras), his ripped body.
The “Brokeback Mountain” actor then stepped on the scale, weighing in at 184 and a half pounds, just under the UFC maximum for a middleweight fighter.
The film features Elwood Dalton, a former UFC fighter, challenging for the middleweight belt against champion Jack Harris, played by former MMA world champion Jay Heron.
After the weigh-ins, UFC President Dana White brought the two “fighters” together for the traditional confrontation, only for Gyllenhaal’s character to punch Heron in the face, prompting the two fighters to separate.
The UFC play-by-play announcer, Jon Anik, quickly ran to Gyllenhaal, asking if it was his intention to slap Heron’s character.
“I can’t believe I trained for six weeks for this Saint, to fight this piece of Saint. Give me the belt now. Come on mother-ker. Come on,” Gyllenhaal said.
UFC star Conor McGregor, who is considered the right-hand man for the film’s main antagonist, According to NewsAUHe was present even before the shooting.
“Las Vegas! Who’s ready for tomorrow night? We’ve got the biggest fight in Road House history, Harris vs. Dalton at UFC 222,” McGregor said. “Everybody in this arena, you’re going to be part of my movie.” Ho Jo is coming with me and Jake Gyllenhaal. Be sure to cheer for a Joe Silver production, weigh-in and let’s go to Las Vegas.
“I wish whatever designer PEDs Jake Gyllenhaal is on. Sheesh,” MMA Fighting Deputy Editor Shaheen Al-Shatti tweeted on Friday.
“Jake Gyllenhaal Who gave you permission?” more the Twitter user wrote.
“More like Jacked Gyllenhaal, amirite?” A third was added.
Another fan Nikki said Gyllenhaal was compared to her previous fight film in 2015, before others pointed out how similar it was to a weigh-in scene from Swayze’s film.
“It would be impossible to make this film a classic and remake it, let alone better it,” A fan wrote.
“I have certain lines I won’t cross, and this remake is on the wrong side,” Another user said.
“How dare they ruin one of the greatest films of all time,” A Twitter user said.
“Wait, a remake? I don’t remember Swayze weighing in at a UFC event before his shift at Double Deuce,” a nod to the restaurant Swayze’s character John Dalton worked at.