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Dwayne Johnson Says He Once Considered MMA

After a slow acting start, The Rock thought about entering the cage.

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Brock Lesnar, Dave Bautista, Bobby Lashley, there are plenty of examples of professional wrestlers who have tested the MMA waters. Little did we know, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson once thought about entering the cage. In the wake of CM Punk's UFC debut announcement, The Rock explained his reasoning on why he considered a career switch.

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"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," Johnson told UFC Unfiltered

“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.”

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Hindsight is 20-20, but we'd say he made the right call. In case you (somehow) missed it, The Rock's movie career has been one blockbuster hit after another. His latest film, Central Intelligence, raked in more than 35 million in its opening weekend.

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