New trailer for ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’
Georges St-Pierre and Gina Carano had their moments as some of mixed martial arts biggest stars and now the two are both taking their careers to Hollywood.
St-Pierre has taken roles in some films, including Captain America and Carano has taken the lead in several Hollywood films and played a part Fast & Furious 7.
Now the two have joined forces, and both star in re-boot of the iconic Jean Claud Van Damme film ‘Kickboxer’ for which the trailer launched today:
About Georges St-Pierre
Schoolyard Motivation History’s most successful welterweight grew up as a shy boy who turned to martial arts to defend himself against relentless bullying at school. Finding that he had a knack for combat sports, the future champion began training in karate, boxing, wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Work Ethic GSP worked as a bouncer and garbage man to help pay his way through school, where he studied administration.
Quick Rise St-Pierre turned pro in January of 2002, and ran off five rapid-fire wins which earned him the nickname “Rush.” Two years later, he entered the UFC. After two wins, he received a title shot against legendary welterweight champion Matt Hughes in October 2004. He did well before getting tapped to an armbar with one second to go in the opening round.
About Gina Carano
Carano began her training with straight Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. She was featured in ESPN The Magazine as well as Maxim. Her popularity led to her being called the “face of women’s MMA” (although Carano herself rejected the title) and was ranked 5th on a list of the “Top 10 Influential Women” of 2008. In August 2009, Carano fought Cristiane Santos in Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg, the first time two women headlined a major MMA event; Santos won. Carano compiled a competitive record of 12–1–1 in Muay Thai and a 7–1 in women’s MMA.
Outside the ring, Carano performed as Crush in the revamped 2008 television series American Gladiators. Carano has pursued a career in acting since she retired from competition. Her film debut in Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 action film Haywire earned a nomination for best actress in that genre at the 18th Critics’ Choice Awards. Additional film credits include Fast & Furious 6 (2013), a starring role in In the Blood (2014), and as Angel Dust in the Marvel Comics film Deadpool (2016).