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Jon Jones Might Want to Think Long and Hard About This Whole Movie Acting Thing


(Video courtesy of YouTube/MMAHeat)

Hopefully  for Jon Jones‘ sake the UFC fighter film curse doesn’t extend to him.

As we mentioned over the weekend, the UFC light heavyweight champion told Karyn Bryant last week that he was at Warner Bros. for a meeting to discuss the possibility of starring in one of the company’s upcoming  films. Looking back at his fellow UFC fighters’ track records after starring in movies, “Bones” might want to think long and hard about whether or not he wants to become an actor at this point in his career.

Here’s the proof:

• When The Scorpion King 2 was released in  2008, Randy Couture  lost back to back fights to Brock Lesnar and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Sure, he beat James Toney the same month that The Expendables was released, but since that one was more like a light sparring session we’ll look at the Machida fight as being the one that counts.

Chuck Liddell dropped two straight to Quinton Jackson and Keith Jardine after The Life and Death of Bobby Z was released in 2007 and lost three in a row to Rashad Evans, Mauricio Rua and Rich Franklin after Drillbit Taylor hit theatres in 2008.

• After Cyborg Soldier was released, Rich Franklin lost to Dan Henderson.

• Quinton Jackson lost to Rashad Evans after Never Surrender was released. He won his first fight after the release of A-Team, but the split decision over Lyoto Machida was hotly contested and could have just as easily have gone to “The Dragon.”

Tito Ortiz lost his next two fights and Chuck Liddell lost his UFC interim light heavyweight title bout to Randy Couture after Cradle 2 the Grave hit theatres in 2003.

• Ortiz hasn’t won a fight since appearing in Zombie Strippers in 2008.

• Keith Jardine lost four in a row and was dropped from the UFC roster after Crank: High Voltage came out in 2009.

*As an aside, Karyn likes CP and thinks we’re hilarious….

 

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Smackdaddiest1- June 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm
I'm calling for a CagePotato ban on Jon Jones articles that don't amount to shit.

Fuckin' A guys, War Machine's "banging a bologna sandwich" blogs are more entertaining than this.
danomite- June 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm
well i'm glad someone is punishing them for those shitty movies. What about Spitsbing? it's seems every straight-to-dvd movie I won on this site had Michael Bisping in it. I'm sure one of them hit the Wal-Mart $5.00 bin around the same time Hendo dropped an H-bomb on him.
WK- June 13, 2011 at 11:58 am
• Quinton Jackson lost to Rashad Evans after Never Surrender was released. He won his first fight after the release of A-Team, but the split decision over Lyoto Machida was hotly contested and could have just as easily have gone to “The Dragon.”

Now you're just picking at straws.
Goog- June 13, 2011 at 11:46 am
Get him a role in "White Chicks II".
knucklesamitch- June 13, 2011 at 11:17 am
You trying to say Joe Son isn't handsome?
Mike Russell- June 13, 2011 at 11:12 am
Joe Son....now there's an exception to the rule.
LordCoSaX- June 13, 2011 at 11:12 am
Jones would be a worthless actor. Just the little clip he did with MMA heat was embarassing to watch. It just goes to prove that you dont need to know how to act to star in movies, you just need to be famous or good looking.
RwilsonR- June 13, 2011 at 10:45 am
Karyn Bryant thinks CP's hilarious because she has a sense of humor... unlike Maggie Hendricks.
RwilsonR- June 13, 2011 at 10:43 am
I already saw Jon Jones in I Am Legend. Shitty movie.
Seoul Brother- June 13, 2011 at 10:41 am
Damnit Dana, I'm a fighter not an actor!
TrapDoor- June 13, 2011 at 10:41 am
if he is as good at acting as he is at ducking fights then we may have a future oscar nom. on our hands!
alicks- June 13, 2011 at 10:38 am
Chock full of typos. Does anyone read this shit before it's posted?
Fried Taco- June 13, 2011 at 10:38 am
I lost my virginity after watching a movie, does that count?
Me likey- June 13, 2011 at 10:35 am
every one of those films could be considered a loss as well.
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