There’s nothing like Hollywood magic to steal the present — because the weigh in for UFC 285 headlined by Jon Jones’ battle in opposition to Cyril Gane at heavyweight.
Whereas Jones is arguably the best fighter to grace the octagon with a 26-1-0 (1 NC) file together with a file 14 title defences, there’s little question his battle with Gane would be the foremost occasion come Sunday (Australian time).
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However the weigh in was a sideshow as UFC followers in Vegas obtained to be a part of the remake of cult traditional Street Home.
The movie, first made in 1989, starred Patrick Swayze as a cooler or bouncer at a roadside bar who goes to conflict with an evil businessman.
However the 2023 model is about to reimagine the story with a former UFC fighter, performed by Jake Gyllenhaal, taking the principle function within the movie.
And the UFC needed to be a part of it.
Gyllanhaal, who performs Elwood Dalton, left followers surprised because the Hollywood star weighed in for the fictional middleweight title bout in opposition to champion Jax Harris, minimize a completely shredded determine.
Gyllenhaal and his co-star UFC veteran Jay Hieron confronted off, and it ended with the star slapping his rival.
Gyllenhaal as Dalton spoke to Jon Anik and mentioned: “I can’t consider I skilled six weeks for this s**t, to battle this piece of s**t. Simply give me the belt now. C’mon motherf**ker, let’s go.”
The second take noticed a barely completely different take.
Gyllenhaal wasn’t the one one to gatecrash the UFC weigh in with Conor McGregor taking the mic on stage.
“Who’s prepared for tomorrow night time?” McGregor started. “We now have the largest battle in Street Home historical past, Harris vs. Dalton, UFC 222. Everybody on this area you’re about to be a part of my film.”
McGregor shall be in Street Home and believed to be in the principle henchman of the movie’s foremost villain.
However whereas McGregor was there, the buff Hollywood actor stole the present.
US creator Shea Serrano wrote: “no model of ROAD HOUSE will ever be higher than swayze’s however “Jake Gyllenhaal” is the one identify you can’ve mentioned to me for the function the place i’d be like “okay patch him via i’ll at the least take the decision”.
Fansided’s Amy Kaplan added: “Jake Gyllenhaal is SHREDDED you guys.”
Billy Tubes, the Pat McAfee Present’s YouTube man, wrote: “I wish to be Jake Gyllenhaal when i develop up.”
MMA Preventing’s Shaheen Al-Shatti mentioned: “I would like no matter designer PEDs Jake Gyllenhaal is on. Sheesh.”