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Not This Sh*t Again: Now Jon Jones Has Caught the Acting Bug

There seems to be a growing trend of fighters getting dazzled by the bright lights of Hollywood, and thus far it hasn’t exactly been a wonderful experience for fight fans. In this interview with MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant, Jon Jones talks about his recent meeting with top execs at Warner Brothers to discuss potential movie roles.

There are two main reasons that one might be opposed to films starring MMA fighters. First off, by and large, they suck. Until very recently, fighters were relegated to roles in ‘C’ and ‘D’ list films, basically anything that was the third or fourth straight-to-video sequel to a hit from twenty years ago or a straight-to-video knockoff of a hit from twenty years ago. But even if the movie is a summer blockbuster, we’re stuck with reason two: these films will interfere with fights. Filming a movie takes a lot of time, and timing is everything in the fight game. If Hollywood takes a shining to Jones, it’s terrific for him and it would undoubtedly raise some mainstream awareness for our sport, but as a greedy fan I don’t want to see important fights delayed any longer than they absolutely must be.

The good news? Dana White says Bones can’t act. According to the Baldfather, he had to step in for Jones and deliver his line–”Here we go!”–when the Light Heavyweight Champ choked on the set of their recent Bud Light commercial. Not exactly a supportive thing to say about your champ when he’s trying to start up an acting career, unless…say, you don’t think Dana’s opposed to that, do you?

As for Jones’s stage presence, you make the call.  Will he be quitting his day job anytime soon?

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Pen Fifteen- June 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Universal Soldier: Regeneration was pretty bad ass actually.
t3sir- June 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm
I think Jon jones should be In the remake of bloodsport, he always reminded me of the "monkey style fighter" in the movie. Haha
djp1988- June 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Every movie Jon Jones is in will be rated NC-17. The censors are going to freak out about a moving starring a giant vagina.
snakey- June 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm
He should concentrate on his fighting. He has that annoying self confident Will Smith Swagger that doesn't endear him to a lot of fight fans.
As for the PSA, that was some lame stuff. She's really been milking that interview, no pun intended.
As for Rampage-Bones, that is lining up to be a great fight. Rampage has a tough assignment to beat Jones.
Imnotamoose- June 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm
Jon Jones tries too hard. I think he's a cheesedick.
danomite- June 11, 2011 at 1:38 pm
so that means Karyn Bryant reads Cagepotato? So weird, it never crosses my mind that the people I read about on here are actually reading stuff that I mig...I LOVE YOU KARYN!! YOU'RE SO HOT BRING BACK MOVIES FOR GUYS WHO LIKE MOVIES!!!
Anyway, what was I saying? The motorboating PSA by Jones was actually pretty good. If he does a movie they should just have him ad lib all his lines, because that was way better than that bud light commercial.
Smackdaddiest1- June 11, 2011 at 11:52 am
That interviewer was rather cunty.

The color of his skin or his religious preference has nothing to do with my dislike for Jon Jones.

I can't stand him cause he's a grade A douchenozzle.
Darkside- June 11, 2011 at 11:28 am
First, Rampage runs off to Hollywood to avoid Evans, and now Jones? What's up with that?
ccman- June 11, 2011 at 11:13 am
I swear, if he doesnt fight 50x a year and talk only 2 i will never like this guy. he is such a fucking douche. I do not believe anything he says, i do not buy his stories, i just really do not care about anything about him. I must be racist.
ccman- June 11, 2011 at 11:11 am
he should have moter boated her... except i hear she like black guys.
Dante- June 11, 2011 at 10:14 am
I would have lost my shit if he grabbed her tit at the end of the video. hahahahaha
PingPong- June 11, 2011 at 9:49 am
Bones can't even act Black. There I said it.
CrushCo- June 11, 2011 at 9:48 am
RwilsonR- I agree. He has a lot of natural charisma, but when acting he does not come across as natural. Who knows, maybe he'll hire an acting coach like Randy did.
Mr. Career Ender- June 11, 2011 at 9:47 am
I can't stand Jon Jones. I hope Rampage smashes this fuckers face in. I'd like to see Jones get carried out of the cage on a stretcher and put in an amberlamps.
RwilsonR- June 11, 2011 at 9:43 am
I know a lot of people don't like him because he loves him some Jesus, but Jon Jones still has a lot of charisma... just not when he is scripted. I don't think acting will be for him.
WK- June 11, 2011 at 9:27 am
2nd vid:
Jones is talking about the guy behind the camera (as being Karyn's husband)
Guy must have a lot of tolerance to be trashtalked all the time, filming it, then uploading it for his wifey
Wanderson Silver- June 11, 2011 at 9:23 am
Wow, that Jon Jones PSA at the end hurt to watch. His trash talking is pretty weak as well. Hope rampage motorboats dat azzzz (verbally, there's no way he's gonna beat jones in a fight)
CrushCo- June 11, 2011 at 9:04 am
Check out that Cage Potato reference at the 9:00 mark!