ByMatt Juul, writer at Creators.co
Digital Arts and Entertainment Writer at Boston Magazine
Matt Juul

UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is ready to make a splash on the big screen next year in the upcoming action sequel xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

The British mixed martial arts star is set to play a bruiser named Hawk, a character Bisping calls "the biggest badass in cinema." Taking after the champ himself, Hawk shows off some impressive fight skills and trash talk in a new teaser clip for the film.

"Chapter one, page one," Bisping yells in the clip as he beats a man with a book.

Bisping is part of a star-studded cast for the third installment of the xXx franchise, highlighted by the return of #VinDiesel. The film also includes Ong Bak star Tony Jaa, #Avengers stalwart Samuel L. Jackson, as well as #RogueOne rebel fighter Donnie Yen.

The action flick will reportedly center around Diesel's Xander Cage as he comes out of exile to stop Yen's villainous Xiang and his team from unleashing a deadly weapon on the world.

"The Count" previously gave fans a taste of what to expect from Hawk on the big screen in a teaser released to hype up the trailer earlier this year.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage hits theaters on January 20, 2017.

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