Jake Gyllenhaal Shows Shredded Physique In ‘Road House’ Trailer During Battle With Conor McGregor

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor will do battle as characters in ‘Road House.’

Jake Gyllenhaal continues to impress with his shredded physique during the trailer release of ‘Road House.’ This is not the first time that fans have seen Gyllenhaal show off his physique but it is the first time that he is seen battling Conor McGregor in the ring.

Part remake, part reimagining – the upcoming Road House feature follows a former UFC fighter (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who “takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise,” according to the official press release.

To prepare for the role, Gyllenhaal has been around UFC and this includes McGregor.


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Jake Gyllenhaal & Conor McGregor Featured In Trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal has also portrayed a boxer in the 2015 film Southpaw. Similar to this film, Gyllenhaal put himself through an incredible workout regimen in order to transform his physique into a ripped athlete fitting of the boxer he was portraying in the film.

While Jake Gyllenhaal has often been in some sort of shape for majority of his adult career, his transformation is shocking compared to the skinny young actor when he first started. Most notable for playing the title role in the film Donnie Darko, Gyllenhall appeared a goofy scrawny kid caught up in some sci-fi nonsense that eventually found a cult following.


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Gyllenhaal first teased his role in the Road House remake by appearing at UFC 285 in Las Vegas while shooting scenes for the film.

Gyllenhaal took part in the weigh-in alongside former UFC fighter Jay Hieron – who will also appear in Road House.

Road House, which will hit Amazon Prime on March 21, will allow fans to see some major UFC action on the big screen with Gyllenhaal and McGregor at the helm.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.