In Here Comes the Boom (opening Friday), the former King of Queens plays a high school science teacher who takes it on the chin (and elsewhere) all the way to the Octagon to win enough in purses to save the school's music program.
This is an article from the Oct. 15, 2012 issue
A longtime MMA fan, you've been training with fighting legend Bas Rutten for 15 years?
Not consistently. That's the problem. I say, "O.K., I'm going to take eight months off and I'll be at Taco Bell. I'll see you when I get back."
But Taco Bell was out when you started prepping for Boom?
Yes, training for this movie, we had to get real. I ate and trained like a fighter.
Did you ever think about taking a real fight for fun?
The reason that wouldn't happen is because it wouldn't be fun. I'd be on my back, rolling around in a puddle of sweat and disrespect.
We have to ask. If you could fight anybody, dead or alive, who would it be?
My own ego.