Jake Gyllenhaal shows off his shredded body while filming ‘Road House’
Jake Gyllenhaal looks battle ready.
The 42-year-old actor took an already hyped T-Mobile Arena to a whole new level back then he showed up with a shredded body.
Gyllenhaal was filming a scene for the upcoming movie “Road House,” a reimagined story of the 1989 hit starring Patrick Swayze.
In the now-viral video, Gyllenhaal, in true UFC weigh-in fashion, ran pumped up onto the stage, stripped off his UFC sweatshirt and showed the audience (and cameras) his ripped physique.
The ‘Brokeback Mountain’ actor then stepped on the scales and weighed in at 184 and a half pounds, just under the UFC max 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 Hieron.
After the weigh-in, UFC President Dana White brought the two “fighters” together for the traditional showdown, only for Gyllenhaal’s character to jab Hieron in the face, separating both fighters.
UFC play-by-play announcer, Jon Anik, quickly ran up to Gyllenhaal and asked if his intention was to punch Hieron’s character.
“I can’t even believe I trained for six weeks for this st, to fight this piece of st. Just give me the belt now. Come on, asshole. Let’s go,” Gyllenhaal said.
UFC star Conor McGregor, who is believed to be the right-hand man of the film’s main opponent, according to NewsAUwas also present prior to the shoot.
“Vegas! Who’s ready for tomorrow night? We have the biggest fight in Road House history, Harris vs. Dalton UFC 222,” said McGregor. “Everyone in this arena, you guys are about to be a part of my movie coming out with myself and Jake Gyllenhaal. A Joe Silver production, make sure you cheer the weigh-ins and let’s go to Las Vegas.
“I want the designer PEDs that have Jake Gyllenhaal on them. Sheesh, MMA Fighting Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Shaheen Al-Shatti tweeted Friday.
“Jake Gyllenhaal, who gave you permission?” another Twitter user wrote.
“More like Jacked Gyllenhall, amirite?” added a third.
Another fan Nikki said compared Gyllenhall to his previous fight film from 2015 before others commented on how similar it was to the one weigh-in scene in Swayze’s film.
“It would be impossible to take what made that movie a classic and remake it, let alone better,” a fan wrote.
“I have certain lines I won’t cross, and this remake is on the wrong side,” said another user.
“How dare they tarnish one of the greatest films ever made”, said one Twitter user.
“Wait, remake? I don’t recall Swayze weighing in at any UFC event before his Shift at the Double Deuce,” a nod to the restaurant where Swayze’s character John Dalton worked.