UFC President Dana White details experience of shooting 'Road House' with Jake Gyllenhaal

Dana White was positively elated with Conor McGregor’s Hollywood debut movie ‘Road House’ doing part of its principal photography at the UFC 285 weigh-ins.

After the official weigh-ins for the event, the Irishman made a surprise appearance on stage and announced that the audience was going to be a part of his upcoming movie. The film crew then proceeded to shoot a few scenes featuring the movie’s lead Jake Gyllenhaal at the venue.

During an interview with TMZSports, White explained that although he is not a big fan of entertaining any distractions during UFC events, he surprisingly had a good time shooting ‘Road House’.

The 53-year-old added that he was especially blown away by how well the crew shot the fight scenes for the movie:

“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 of the same name starring Patrick Swayze. The film revolves around an ex-UFC fighter who ends up working in a Florida Keys bar and the events that ensue.

Although Conor McGregor’s role in the film is still unknown, he will reportedly play one of the characters from the original 1989 movie.

Catch Dana White’s comments below:

Dana White says Conor McGregor is a “great partner”

Conor McGregor is undoubtedly the biggest draw in mixed martial arts and Dana White sees the fiery Irishman as a great partner.

During a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, the UFC President explained how his global popularity hasn’t changed ‘The Notorious’ for the worse. White added that he has never had any issues while working with the Irishman:

“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.”

Catch Dana White’s comments below:

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