Conor McGregor Throws Down in Road House Reimagining Trailer

In the trailer for the remake of the Swayze cult classic, former UFC Champion, Conor McGregor, takes on a familiar antagonistic role. What is being labeled as an "adrenaline-fueled reimagining", Road House takes a dip into the world of Mixed Martial Arts. What We Know Jake Gyllenhaal, reviving the famous "Dalton" name, is an ex-UFC fighter in need of work. He keeps the same Swayze swagger as the original until it's time to throw a punch. He eventually takes a job as a bouncer at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. As we all know, doing some good always angers the wrong people. A big shot wants to get rid of the roadhouse to make room for a getaway resort he is building. To do that, some goons get sent to deal with Dalton. Enter Mcgregor. "Dont Let No One Get This Close" What seems to be a case of art imitating life, McGregor walks into the trailer with a club and smashes up the joint, looking for Dalton. This is a position Conor is all too familiar with, often playing the villain in the lead-up to his fights with the UFC. All too similar to his character portrayal, Conor is infamous for his attack on a bus that was holding divisional rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Conor is filmed throwing a hand truck at the window of the bus. Controversy sells fights, and UFC used that as a promotional gold to promote Nurmagomedov vs Mcgregor. [caption id="attachment_113501" align="aligncenter" width="624"] NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faces-off with Conor McGregor during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)[/caption] Mcgregor character confronts Dalton and offers him some advice. "Don't let no one get this close" and promptly headbutts, and a brawl ensues. McGregor appears to have regular appearances throughout the movie. A second, more violent fight between him and Gyllenhaal's Dalton happens later in the trailer. You can watch the trailer below: Making The Movie Filming for the movie, Gyllenhaal made a surprise appearance at UFC 285. What was supposed to be a routine weigh-in for the PPV became a film set, as Gyllenhaal's Dalton stepped on the scale and challenged the middleweight champion. The champion is being played by UFC Veteran Jay Heiron, who in his own right worked on a lot of action sets, like Equalizer 2. The video of a shredded Gyllenhaal captured by MMA Junkie can be seen here. While reimaginings are polarizing in the film world, causing a divide between fandoms, McGregor's acting debut already has fans buzzing. The Road House movie is set for release on Prime Video on March 21. RELATED: Toms River’s own Frankie Edgar to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame  

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