Mixed martial arts will always be the first love of UFC welterweight champion, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, but when the Canadian champion isn’t dominating in the Octagon, he’s picking up a few new skills in front of the camera as an actor.
St. Pierre recently filmed scenes alongside other fighters such as Anderson Silva, Heath Herring and ironically enough, B.J. Penn, in a movie set for release in 2009 called “Never Surrender.”
“It was great,” St. Pierre told MMAWeekly Radio recently about the movie experience. “I liked it and I actually have another filming planned for February after my fight. I’m very excited about it.”
According to online movie resource, IMDB.com, St. Pierre is set to star in two new movies, one called “Hell’s Chain” and another titled, “Death Warrior.”
The 2008 Canadian Athlete of the Year admits that acting can be fun, and it takes him back to his childhood, and he hopes one day he can be as iconic as the “Muscles from Brussels.”
“It’s pretty fun, I like it. It’s like make me remember when I was a kid, playing games, it makes me remember those days,” St. Pierre commented. “It’s a little bit like come back as a kid and play games, and I when I do it sometimes I feel like the Canadian version of Jean-Claude Van Damme. It’s pretty funny.”
Unless Van Damme pulls out the Dim Mak from his movie “Bloodsport” he probably wouldn’t stand much of a chance against St. Pierre in a real fight, but the 170lb king says he still has a lot to learn in the Belgian’s medium as well.
“Maybe I’m better in the Octagon, but I still have a lot to learn on the camera.”