Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the most well-known actors in the world and one of the most popular WWE Superstars in the history of the company, was on the verge of changing careers ten years ago. Having departed the company to become a Hollywood movie star, 49-year-old, Dwayne Johnson is among the most successful individuals to have performed for the pro wrestling giant WWE.
The Rock tweeted that he had thought about the UFC ten years ago and had imagined Greg Jackson as his trainer. He said, however, that he avoided the Octagon after he “wised up” since he wanted to keep his “jaw intact.”
UFC Unfiltered was told by Johnson, “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 thought, oh well, maybe UFC,” “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.”
Despite his enormous success, he often wonders what his life may have been like if he had decided to enter the octagon.
Dwayne Johnson claimed he never made an attempt to join the UFC
If The Rock had ever tried mixed martial arts, at six feet and five inches tall and 260 pounds, he would have been a heavyweight. On ABC, the actor, however, said the following: “I would have gotten my face smashed in and I like my jaw where it’s at.”