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

UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping often plays up his bad boy side in the Octagon, so it's no surprise that he's going to be a villain in the upcoming action flick xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

The highly-anticipated sequel to the #XXX franchise recently dropped an awesome, new trailer for the film, which should give fans some clarity of what to expect from the story, as well as #VinDiesel's return to the role of Xander Cage. Apparently, Diesel's iconic character will be tasked with stopping a group of bad guys from gaining control of a device that can take over any military satellite in the world.

Bisping's villainous character, a "badass" named Hawk, will join Ong Bak star, Tony Jaa and #RogueOne actor, Donnie Yen to form the film's collection of extremely skilled and nefarious martial arts masters.

After taking over the role from UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, Bisping hasn't been shy about sharing info from the xXx sequel. The British mixed martial artist recently gave his fans a taste of what to expect from his next big screen outing with an action-packed character featurette.

Whether it's in an action movie or at a UFC event, you definitely don't want to mess with Bisping and his crew.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ruby Rose, hits theaters on January 20, 2017.

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