Jones hoping to model acting career after ‘The Rock’

Monday, August 19, 2013

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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