At the UFC 285 weigh-ins, Dana White was ecstatic to see Conor McGregor’s Hollywood debut movie ‘Road House’ filming.
During the official weigh-ins, the Irishman made a surprise appearance on stage and announced that the audience would be part of his upcoming movie. The film crew then proceeded to shoot some scenes featuring Jake Gyllenhaal.
White told TMZSports that although he dislikes distractions during UFC events, he had a good time shooting ‘Road House’.
The 53-year-old added that he was particularly impressed by how well the fight scenes were shot:
“You know, I’m one of these guys, I don’t ever like messing with my product man. When people show up for an event, I want the event to go out perfectly without a hitch. I don’t do corny stuff in the middle like putting on concerts… but it was actually very well done. The fight footage… I was blown away by how good the fight footage looked. They did a good job.”
Road House is a remake of the 1989 martial arts cult classic starring Patrick Swayze about an ex-UFC fighter who ends up working in a Florida Keys bar.
The role Conor McGregor will play in the film is still unknown, but he is expected to portray a character from the 1989 original.
The UFC’s Dana White calls Conor McGregor a “great partner”
In mixed martial arts, Conor McGregor is undoubtedly the biggest draw, and Dana White sees him as a great partner.
On The Pat McAfee Show, UFC President Dana White explained how ‘The Notorious’ has not been affected by his global popularity.
“Conor is a great partner to work with. Conor and I have never had a problem. You think about [how] this kid went from nobody knew who he was to one of the biggest superstars in all of sports, you have never seen any public blowouts with me and him, because a lot of time, when you get to that level of fame and money, it f***s everything up. Thats never happened with me and Conor. We’ve always been solid. He is a good businessman, he’s a smart kid.”