“I feel bad for these guys that have to fight him,” Michael Chiesa reflects on shooting the viral commercial with Justin Gaethje

The UFC Welterweight fighter, Michael Chiesa talks about shooting the viral commercial for Tequila sponsor Jose Cuervo, against Justin Gaethje.

Justin Gaethje and Michael Chiesa
Justin Gaethje and Michael Chiesa

The number 9th ranked UFC Welterweight fighter, Michael Chiesa drifted away from his potential title shot with two consecutive losses this year, coming in his last two fights. Chiesa faced a loss against Vicente Luque at UFC 265 and then a loss against Sean Brady in his last fight at UFC Vegas 43.

Although, Michael Chiesa is drifting away from the title shot but his first stab at the silver screen wasn’t that bad. Chiesa shot the commercial against the former interim Lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje for Tequila sponsor Jose Cuervo.

This advertisement has been regularly airing in North America and regular fixture of UFC broadcasters. Michael Chiesa really enjoyed this experience even if it took him hours of staring down at Justin Gaethje. Talking about the same in his recent interview with Ariel Helwani at MMA Hour, Chiesa says,

“That was a lot of fun, It wasn’t super hard to do because, for one, it was a ‘be yourself’ type of commercial. It’s not like I had to act and study this huge long script. And I had a great dance partner. I mean, working with Justin Gaethje that day, we had a lot of fun, man.”

“And I’ve got to say, having to stare down that guy for hours upon hours — every time I had to lock eyes with him, I’m like, ‘I feel bad for these guys that have to fight him,’ because he’s a stone-cold killer, man. He’s a stone-cold killer. But I had a blast working with him.” {H/t MMA Fighting}

Michael Chiesa’s first experience with Hollywood wasn’t that glamorous

Michael Chiesa
Michael Chiesa

Michael Chiesa has been actively working with the UFC broadcasting team as well and polishing his skills in that area too along with fighting. But his first encounter with Hollywood wasn’t that soothing, talking about the same commercial he added,

“The one thing that a lot of people don’t know is, I actually had to take — they put me in a sweater and jeans, and it was like 105 degrees in the valley in California,”

“And the AC was off in that house — and I was cooking. Literally, we had to keep taking my sweater off because it was gray and throw it in the dryer, because I was just [pouring] sweat.” {H/t MMA Fighting}

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