Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a big fan of mixed martial arts and at one point in his life even considered pursuing a career in MMA.
We’ve seen Johnson show love for our very own BJ Penn shouting him out while in Hawaii and wearing some Penn gear during training in the past.
Recently, “The Rock” got to work with a former UFC fighter in one of the movies he is working on. Former UFC fighter Jason “Dooms” Day, who last fought in 2011 is now a professional stuntman and was recently filming Skyscraper with Johnson.
“The Rock” explained his experience in detail via social media:
THE GLAZE YOU SEE OVER MY EYES AS IM ABOUT TO PASS OUT IS REAL. AS IS HOW DEEP THISREAR NAKED CHOKEIS SUNK IN BY @UFC VETERAN TURNED ACTOR/STUNTMAN @JASONWILLIAMDAY
IN OUR ACTION THRILLER #SKYSCRAPERMOVIE I BARELY SURVIVE EVERYTHING THAT’S THROWN MY WAY. INCLUDING THIS FIGHT. FIRST TAKE WHEN JASON SLAPPED THIS REAR NAKED ON ME, I KNEW RIGHT AWAY, HOLY SHIT, THIS BROTHER IS SINKING IT IN.
I THOUGHT FUCK IT, THE MORE REAL THE BETTER, IT’LL BE GREAT FOR THE MOVIE. AFTER EVERY TAKE JASON WOULD ALWAYS ASK IF EVERYTHING WAS OK WITH THE CHOKE. I SAID EVERYTHING WAS GREAT.
OUR DIRECTOR, RAWSON THURBER CALLED ME AND JASON OVER TO THE MONITOR TO WATCH PLAYBACK OF THE SCENE. RAWSON AND JASON WERE HAPPY AND FELT WE GOT IT, BUT I SAID, LET’S TAKE ONE MORE CRACK AT THIS.
BEFORE I WALKED AWAY I WHISPERED TO RAWSON, I’M GONNA LET HIM HOLD THE CHOKE LONGER, JUST KEEP SHOOTING.
AFTER THE TAKE WAS DONE AND I GOT MY SENSES BACK AND SLOWLY GOT UP, ME AND JASON HUGGED LIKE GRATEFUL GENTLEMEN. HE’S A REAL CLASS ACT AND BAD ASS. A PLEASURE GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY WITH A REAL FIGHTER.
Very interesting insight from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and hats off to him for highlighting Jason Day!
This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 10/4/2017.