After getting bit by the bug last summer shooting a role in the film “Tekken,” Huerta said the timing felt right to tackle a wholly different challenge.
“I saw that you have to dedicate as much as you do to training for a fight as you do for an acting role and I’m intrigued by that,” said Huerta. “I’m 25 years old. I see Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture and they didn’t really hit their primes till their thirties. I’m only going to be young so long and I know that movies and agencies and what not want the young look.”
Tekken is the movie Cung Le is in so you can blame him for luring Huerta away to Hollywoodland. I’m not too sure I ‘get’ Huerta’s opinion that it’s okay to be old in sports but not movies … as far as I knew, it goes the other way around: you build a name in sports and THEN leave for the movies. But knowing Roger, he’s probably so used to having everything handed to him on a silver platter (except during that homeless stint when everything was handed to him on a trash can lid) that he thinks this whole ‘act then MMA’ scheme is gonna work out just fine.
Lemme tell you what: if he thought the UFC was bitter over him being a dick after they made him the hispanic Gina Carano of the organization, wait a few more years when the UFC is the only game in town and see how they feel about him. ‘Loyalty’ is one of those things Dana White is always sounding like a mob boss about, so he kinda takes it seriously. If Huerta goes ahead and squanders the momentum the UFC has spent two years building up for him, I can’t see him returning in any capacity to the UFC other than as a victim for whatever new young fighter the organization is trying to build up.