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The Rock Posts MMA Training Footage to Prepare for Role in ‘The Smashing Machine’

Dwayne Johnson put on the boxing gloves and got to work as he prepared for an upcoming movie role.

The WWE star and actor has been undergoing MMA training as he prepares to play former UFC tournament champion Mark Kerr in a film called “The Smashing Machine,” which will highlight Kerr’s life and career.

“The Rock,” a longtime MMA fan who said he once considered the sport, is credited with working pads, as well as some sort of ground game. According to his post, he was humbled by the experience.

“Day 1. MMA training camp. Preparing for “Smashing Machine”

I am learning daily and it has been a very humbling, intense and motivating journey into this world of struggle and becoming.
Mark Kerr – the two-time @UFC Heavyweight Tournament Champion, Vale Tudo World Champion.

I am a hard worker, but I realized that in this role I would have to work harder than I have ever worked for in my life.

This physicality is just part of the bigger journey, which is truly a team effort.

Growing and grateful.”

You can watch Johnson’s MMA training below:

The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie