Jones hoping to model acting career after 'The Rock'


A few mixed martial artists have already parlayed their MMA celebrity into movie careers, including Randy Couture, Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey, & Cung Le. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones hopes to some day to the same, and do it just like Duane 'The Rock' Johnson did after a successful WWE career:

"I'd like to model my acting career on Dwayne Johnson, the way he came out of [WWE] and started off tough guy roles and then moved over to doing 'Tooth Fairy,'" the 24-year-old Jones told ( during an appearance at the UFC's "World Tour" in Los Angeles. "That's when you really saw that he could act, and he's the one I admire and respect a lot, so I know I'd love to model my acting career after (him)."

"As an entertainer, I think acting is one of the highest levels you can get, and right now, I'm doing pretty well in my field, which is the martial arts world. To branch out a little bit and get my feet wet there and maybe prepare myself for a career after this career, I think it's all part of the plan."

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BiggRiggwreckedRVD site profile image  

4/7/14 12:54 PM by BiggRiggwreckedRVD

You need to have charisma beyond having xpac heat like jones has.. He also has the acting talents of randy couture.

MartialArtsMixed site profile image  

4/7/14 11:36 AM by MartialArtsMixed

Lol was this from get shorty ? Loved that movie

Lanceness021 site profile image  

4/7/14 9:00 AM by Lanceness021

This, plus I would factor in that he's not going to go Jackie Chan and start doing flips, running up walls etc.

MrCarbonIsotope site profile image  

4/7/14 7:39 AM by MrCarbonIsotope

Dwayne is one of the most charismatic and entertaining guys out there. And has been acting in the wwf/wwe doing promos for a Long time.Jones?Not so much.

madmav site profile image  

4/7/14 5:32 AM by madmav

as a dubs fan.. bwhahahahahahahaha....

ShanTheMan site profile image  

4/7/14 5:26 AM by ShanTheMan

Sweet, I will give you a call

Sarah james site profile image  

4/7/14 5:21 AM by Sarah james

It's a nice starting in acting and modeling career. For modeling acting career contact Ashley Camille Modeling, Acting & Career Center, Inc.

Letibleu site profile image  

8/21/13 6:11 AM by Letibleu

Anyone remember the Bud Light commercial that JJ and Dana were in? Dana had to say JJ's line because he could not say "here we go" convincingly enough. Hopeless in the oral arts.

Mykal McDerp site profile image  

8/21/13 5:47 AM by Mykal McDerp

Better start dat horse meat, Jon

Letsgo2war site profile image  

8/21/13 5:43 AM by Letsgo2war

Jon Jones is an amazing fighter. But its unfortunate for Jones, that the Rock's eyebrow has more charisma then him