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UFC President Dana White is a man of many talents and responsibilities. However, the boss of the biggest MMA promotion in the world is quick to admit that acting is not one of his strong suits, which is why you won't see him flexing his acting muscles on screen in Kevin James' upcoming film, "Here Comes the Boom."
"Kevin James asked me to be in the movie. He sent me over a script, and I said, 'Bro. I appreciate you thinking of me. I don't know if you've ever seen my Bud Light commercial, but if you have, you would understand why I do not want to be in the movie.' I'm not an actor, and the part that [Joe] Rogan plays was supposed to be mine. The last thing I need to do is to be leading by example that our guys should all be running towards the movies. There's only a couple of guys in the history of MMA that have actually done a great job in a movie, you know what I mean?"
-- During an interview with "Inside MMA's" Ron Kruck, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White revealed that he was originally offered a part in Kevin James' upcoming movie "Here Comes the Boom." However, the Zuffa boss had to respectfully decline, due largely in part to his believed failure as an actor in a recent UFC-fueled Bud Light commercial. The advertisement also featured current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Looks like we won't be seeing "Uncle Dana" doing any on-screen fiction any time soon (other than when we get to see him telling us that Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 is going to be a competitive fight). What say you, Maniacs? Are you planning on seeing "Here Comes the Boom?" And do you see the UFC-propped-up feature film being a box office hit or a colossal dud? Sound off!