It always sucks when your favorite star retires. You favorite singer stops putting out albums, or your favorites character from a show gets killed off... The good thing about fighters is that they're naturally pretty restless, and retirement isn't really a thing. Here are 11 fighters who made the leap to the silver screen. Sure, it's not as cool as legitimate fighting, but it's close enough.
Adkins trained in Judo, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, among other martial arts, and has been in over 30 films. He has acted in movies such as The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2, and Undisputed 3: Redemption.
2. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson also goes by his ring name, The Rock. The professional wrestler has featured in 30 movies, including 3 The Fast & The Furious movies.
3. Jet Li
Jet Li is pretty much a household name. With a strong background in Wushu, Li went on to perform in many martial arts movies, such as Once Upon A Time In China.
4. Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee is an expert in several styles of martial arts, including Karate. These skills lent themselves well to his film career, acting in films such as Enter The Dragon and The Big Boss.
5. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris is trained in both Karate and Taekwondo, and has become something of an infallible internet meme. His acting career has included roles in The Expendables 2 and The Way Of The Dragon.
6. Gina Carano
Carano started out doing Muy Thai, but moved into MMA. She can be seen in Haywire and Fast & Furious 6.
7. Jean-Claude Van Damme
Van Damme was involved in Karate and Kickboxing before moving into his acting career. He has acted in over 50 movies, including Double Impact and Universal Soldier.
8. Georges St-Pierre
St-Pierre started out in Karate before moving to MMA and fighting in UFC. He has not fought since 2013, but did a fight scene in Captain America: Winter Soldier.
9. Antonio Tarver
Tarver is an American boxer who later starred in the film Rocky Balboa.
10. Randy Couture
Couture has a background in wresting and boxing, and later moved into MMA, becoming a UFC fighter. He has acted in The Expendables movies as well as Hijacked
11. Quinton Jackson
Jackson is a mixed martial artist with a background in wrestling. He can be seen in the movie The A-Team.