Marvel film star Dave Bautista working the pads
With former pro-wrestler star Dave Bautista having wrapped up on the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 where he plays the alien warrior Drax the Destroyer, some fans may be curious what Dave is doing to keep in shape around his busy acting schedule since his departure from the pro-wrestling ring.
In the following clip released on his Instagram page, the former WWE champion and one-time MMA fighter can be seen working on his southpaw stance with FOX Analyst Jay Glazer’s gym Unbreakable Performance Centre (plus a cameo by Filipino martial arts star Ernie Reyes Jr in the background).
“I literally felt like I had to left feet…and neither one of them knew what the hell they were doing.”
Although he is quite busy with his Hollywood duties, he still holds an undefeated MMA record of 1-0. Would you like to see Dave Bautista step back into the MMA cage?
Will Dave be fighting as a southpaw in the latest Guardians movie?
Check out his handy mitt work below.
Working on my southpaw stance today at Unbreakable Performance with my homie @jayglazer and I literally felt like I had to left feet…and neither one of them knew what the hell they were doing. 😄 but my favorite tging about this is that legendary @erniereyesjr is training in the background. Long time fan of my fellow Pinoy brother #pinoypride
David Michael “Dave” Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor and former professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder. From 2000–2010 and 2013–2014, he was signed to WWE under the ring name Batista, where he became a six-time world champion, winning WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion at 282 days, and has also won the World Tag Team Championship three times.
As an actor, Dave Bautista has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), the 24th James Bond film, Spectre (2015), L.A. Slasher (2015), and in the 2016 Kickboxer reboot, Kickboxer: Vengeance. Bautista is set to reprise his role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). [Source: Wiki]