Kevin James gets UFC blessing for use of brand in new movie

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

Here Comes the Boom” is expected to be released in 2012, and stars Kevin James (The King of Queens) alongside co-stars Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler. It focuses on a high school biology teach who moonlights as an MMA fighter to help raise money to keep his school’s music program running.

“I like Kevin and he called me up and he’s passionate about the sport, he wanted to do this movie. We haven’t given the rights to anybody,” White revealed. “(In the movie) it’s UFC, we gave him the rights to it.”

The UFC hasn’t offered to allow anyone prior to this film to use their name since Zuffa took over ownership several years ago.

According to IMDB.com, several UFC mainstays are featured in the film. White stated that everybody “Everybody who’s associated with the UFC is in this movie. Everybody was in it, Rogan, everybody was in it,” said White.

“They asked me; I’m no actor. No way in hell I would do that,” White said with a laugh.

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mikehfl site profile image  

6/2/11 5:07 PM by mikehfl

WTF - now the 'normal' MMA fighter is overweight too??? The media is now showing that the norm in America is to be fat?? No wonder everyone thinks americans are slobs. Where are our standards, just getting lower and lower. Next thing lady GAGA will be doing MMA.

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6/2/11 5:04 PM by mikehfl

so now that there are more sitcoms showing overweight people as the normal 'American', they are going to show that the 'normal' MMA fighter is also overweight ??. WTF ??

07BSPXR site profile image  

6/2/11 4:35 PM by 07BSPXR

great minds think alike?

Hemlock site profile image  

6/2/11 10:20 AM by Hemlock

Did someone say Salma Hayek?

Tad Ghostal site profile image  

6/2/11 10:13 AM by Tad Ghostal

Personally I'm looking forward to Monster Brawl more than this.

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6/2/11 10:02 AM by supersaiyan

it would prolly get more response of a good note if he was the wrestling teacher/coach instead of music.

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6/2/11 9:11 AM by Peoria Athletic Club

I stop reading after this..."It focuses on a high school biology teach who moonlights as an MMA fighter to help raise money to keep his school’s music program running."

Poindexter site profile image  

6/2/11 8:56 AM by Poindexter

For a comedy the title is fine.  

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6/2/11 8:56 AM by Poindexter

Nice.  

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6/2/11 8:53 AM by Chimonos Revenge

god i hope not.I hate that movie.



 

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