The Rock recently gave an interview to UFC Magazine, and he spoke on a number of topics, including the Hercules source material, his relationship with Brock Lesnar, and much more. You can read a few excerpts from the interview below:
The Rock on Brock Lesnar:
I never spoke to Brock when he decided to compete in MMA. We’ve been good buds for years, and he always knew I supported his decision. To be able to accomplish what he did and become UFC heavyweight champion in that short amount of time was insane—historic.
The Rock On If He Follows UFC Or A Specific Fighter:
I always have my eyes on the champions, specifically the heavyweight and light heavyweight champs. Cain Velasquez is an animal with the type of heart and conditioning that makes me want to run through a wall at 3 a.m. and do my cardio and training. My buddy Jon Jones is a very special fighter who bridges fighting and artistry like no one ever before has. They’re both incredibly inspiring champions who are needle movers in the world of MMA. And I bet 2015 will be the year of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson: a bad dude. When he becomes champion, I’m gonna have to claim him as my cousin!
The Rock On If His Interest In Hercules Grew After Reading Source Material:
Absolutely! The graphic novel was a very cool, dark source of material that provided a smart, badass platform to write a script. The screenplay came, I read it, loved it and said we can make an epic movie with this. Hopefully, we did.
The Rock On Who’d Win A Fight: Gina Carano or Ronda Rousey:
Come on, man, you can’t ask me that. That’s like asking me, “Hey, Rock, which side of your handsome face do you like better, left or right?” Obviously, it’s impossible to answer. You see what I did there? Avoided that question like the Filipino clap and managed to drop a “handsome” line in.
The Rock’s interview with UFC magazine is now available in the August/September issue of the digital and print version of the magazine. For the rest of the interview on the UFC website, click here.
BP: This is a really good read and features a lot of content. The Rock’s personality comes through even just reading it. He knows how to promote and be passionate about everything he does.