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Dana White believes The Rock might be Oscar-bound for portraying UFC legend Mark Kerr: “He’ll kill this!”

UFC President Dana White has given Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson his stamp of approval for his upcoming movie. As some MMA fans are likely aware, the WWE wrestler is currently filming ‘The Smashing Machine’. Being directed by Benny Safdie of ‘Uncut Gems’ fame, ‘The Rock’ will portray UFC legend Mark Kerr. In the early 2000s

Dana White believes The Rock might be Oscar-bound for portraying UFC legend Mark Kerr: “He’ll kill this!”

UFC President Dana White has given Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson his stamp of approval for his upcoming film.

As some MMA followers are probably conscious, the WWE wrestler is presently filming ‘The Smashing Machine’. Being directed by Benny Safdie of ‘Uncut Gems’ fame, ‘The Rock’ will painting UFC legend Mark Kerr. Within the early 2000s, an HBO documentary adopted the heavyweight’s rise, after which brutal decline within the sport.

Again in 2019, Johnson revealed plans to adapt the documentary into a movie with himself enjoying Kerr. After a number of delays, the film is now lastly being filmed. On social media, the person recognized to many followers worldwide as ‘The Rock’ has given several updates. Simply based mostly on the pictures seen to this point, it’s a task that Johnson is taking very critically.

Moreover, plainly UFC President Dana White is a fan of what he’s seen as properly. Talking in a current interview with Collider, the promoter was requested about Johnson’s position within the movie. There, White praised The Rock, stating that the wrestler-turned-actor was placing all the pieces he had into the film. That’s evidenced by the truth that Johnson lately suffered an elbow injury whereas filming.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Picture through: @therock on Instagram

UFC President Dana White praises Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson throughout filming of MMA movie

Dana White is such a believer within the movie, that he believes the longtime actor might get himself within the Oscar dialog. Whereas ‘The Rock’ has been performing for many years now, he’s by no means been nominated by the Academy Awards. White believes that may change with the wrestler’s efficiency enjoying Mark Kerr subsequent yr.

“I don’t know for those who noticed it, however he was exhibiting on his Instagram the opposite day that he tousled his elbow.” Dana White instructed Collider, discussing Dwayne Johnson’s position as Mark Kerr in an upcoming movie. “‘The Rock’ will kill this. He’ll nail this position. I understand how critical he’s taking this, I do know who’s working with him, and I understand how arduous he’s engaged on this movie. I believe that this might be the chance for ‘The Rock’ to really be nominated for an Oscar.” (h/t MMA Mania)

Along with ‘The Rock’ showing within the movie, there are a number of different large names connected to the mission. Present undisputed heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk is about to painting Igor Vovchanchyn, and Ryan Bader is slated to play UFC legend Mark Coleman.

What do you make of those feedback from Dana White? Are you excited to see ‘The Rock’ play former UFC heavyweight Mark Kerr?

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