What made The Rock give up his intention to become an MMA fighter?

10 years ago, Dwayne Johnson‏ once intended to move into MMA – the emerging martial art form that was very attractive back then. But why did The Rock change its mind?

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as ‘The Rock’, is one of the rare stars to succeed in both wrestling and acting. Coming from a family of professional wrestlers, Dwayne Johnson won the WWE Championship seven times and is considered one of the most famous wrestlers in history.

Dwayne Johnson is one of the rare stars who is successful in both wrestling and acting

Having a background in martial arts and a love for martial arts, it is no wonder that Dwayne Johnson‏ used to be fascinated with MMA – the new martial art format was very attractive at the time – and intended to move to the UFC 10 years ago. .

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“Yes, 10 years ago I intended to sign with the UFC,” Dwayne Johnson wrote on Twitter.

“At that time, I planned to ask Greg Jackson to train and spend at least 2 years training full-time. But then I gave up: I still want my jaw to be healthy.”

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Explaining more about the old plan, Dwayne Johnson said his film career was not flourishing at that time. On the other hand, ‘The Rock’ has also had enough glory from the WWE belts. The idea of ​​joining the UFC came out of the blue and Dwayne Johnson took it very seriously.

“In my estimation, I needed at least 2 years to get into the cage, let alone compete with the opponents in the UFC,” Dwayne Johnson recounts. “Unfortunately at that time I didn’t know what to do, who to find to carry out this plan. It just sank like that and I ended up returning to acting.”

However, in 2008, 2010 and until 2015, there were still rumors about Dwayne Johnson signing with the UFC. ‘The Rock’ insists they’re just rumours, but it’s true that he’s a die-hard UFC fan and Dwayne Johnson has a lot of respect for those who dare to participate in “the most intense sport in the world”.

Especially those who have proven themselves in a completely different field, like former Kickboxing king K-1 Mart Hunt or fellow WWE member Brock Lesnar.

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“Everyone who has achieved success in a certain field and then moved into MMA deserves to be crowned with respect,” said ‘The Rock’. “MMA is the most intense sport in the world.”

Source: webthethao.vn

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