The Rock Says He Considered Going To The UFC After Leaving WWE

The Rock in the UFC? If the man himself is to be believed, he considered it.

On the newest episode of UFC Unfiltered, the former WWE Champion told Matt Serra and Jim Norton that he considered training to be an MMA fighter in 2004. Transcript courtesy of Fansided.

"There was a time there where I thought, man, I achieved everything I wanted to achieve in WWE, my movie career is floundering a little bit, what do I do? I was relatively still young, I think I was 34. I thought, oh well maybe UFC. Maybe I should do something like that," Johnson said.

According to The Rock, he knew it was going to be a long road if he opted to take it — one even longer than his former foe CM Punk, who will debut a year and a half after starting his training.

"In my head, I felt like it was at least a two-year process for me to even get in the [Octagon], let alone the UFC," said The Rock. "I wasn't quite too sure what to do or what kind of people to put around me at the time, so the idea kind of fizzled out and I continued to stay on the path of movie making."