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Original ‘Road House’ Star Complains About the Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal Starrer Remake’s Particular Sequence- “Little Off to Me”

Published 01/29/2024, 1:41 PM EST

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All signs point to Conor McGregor being on the back end of his MMA career. The 35-year-old Irishman, who has fought only four times in the last six years, losing all but one of those, has been out of the Octagon for the past three years.

And with the clock seemingly ticking down on his MMA career, he seems to be exploring alternative career paths. The Irishman shared the trailer of his first Hollywood project, a remake of the 1989 action classic ‘Road House’ starring Patrick Swayze and Marshall Teague. The latter has in fact given an interview where he talked about the one thing that was off-putting to him about the remake.

Teague is not a fan of fight scenes between Conor McGregor and Gyllenhaal

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Conor McGregor is playing the character of Knox, perhaps the primary antagonist to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Dalton in the film that is scheduled for release in late March. The film will not be released in theaters, however, and will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Marshall Teague, who played chief villain Jimmy Reno in the 1989 original, joined TMZ Sports for an interview where he gave his thoughts on the trailer for the remake of Road House. He praised Gyllenhaal’s acting abilities and McGregor’s fighting abilities and was reserving judgment on the latter’s acting chops until the film was out.

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“Jake Gyllenhaal is a fantastic actor and Conor McGregor is an incredible fighter. I mean his acting career I don’t know that much about, but as far as his fighting is concerned, he’s top of the list,” he said.

The one thing that stood out to the actor was the sound effects the film had in its fighting scenes as evident in the film’s trailer. However, he felt that McGregor, who has played an excellent heel throughout his UFC career will do justice to playing the villain in the Doug Liman-directed film.

“I got to tell you I watched it in the fight and the one thing I found humorous was the sound of the hits in the fight you know they’re just, I don’t know, they’re a little off to me. But that’s okay, I think. As far as his ability to play the character as the chief bad guy I think he’ll do fine with that. He’s done it all through his career so I think he has a lead on that,” he added. And McGregor has already broken a Hollywood record even before the film’s release if his now-deleted tweet is to be believed.

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McGregor seemingly laying the ground for acting and/or political career

Conor McGregor has claimed he was the highest-paid first-time actor, even more than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson received for his first Hollywood project in a now-deleted tweet. “What did you think of my acting debut movie trailer? Hell of a ride! I am now officially the highest-paid first-time actor of all time, on record, pipping Dwayne Johnson for the top spot. Incredible!” he wrote.

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And even as he makes his acting debut, the Irishman has also dipped his toes in the political waters of his native Republic of Ireland. Following last year’s Dublin riots precipitated by a stabbing in the city, the Irishman made a strong statement, claiming that Ireland was at war. He promised change and stated that he was “in the process of arranging” it. What do you think of these avenues McGregor is pursuing? Will see him fight in the UFC again at least once more?

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