Recently, The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson talked to Matt Serra and Jim Norton on UFC Unfiltered about what he called “the toughest f-ing sport in the world.” It is not surprising that a motivated, hungry talent like Johnson would look outside the WWE feeling bored with the company. Luckily, the king of the Hollywood movie reboot is making movies and not wearing MMA gloves or a lot of beloved franchises would be dead. Here’s a transcription from MMAFighting.com of what he said.
There was a time there where I thought, man, I achieved everything I wanted to achieve in WWE, my movie career is floundering a little bit, what do I do? I was relatively still young, I think I was 34. I thought, oh well maybe UFC. Maybe I should do something like that. In my head, I felt like it was at least a two-year process for me to even get in the [cage], let alone the UFC. I wasn’t quite too sure what to do or what kind of people to put around me at the time, so the idea kind of fizzled out and I continued to stay on the path of movie making. Anybody, by the way, who is successful in one area and then commits to MMA, I just feel like it’s the toughest fucking sport in the world. I always take my hat off to those guys. Still a big fan and love the sport. But at one time, I did consider it.
What do you think? How would he do?