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Kevin James Loved UFC Waaay Before His New Movie!

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Have you seen the trailer for Kevin James' new movie, Here Come The Boom?

You might notice something a little different about him — he lost a TON of weight for the role!

So why would someone make that kind of commitment to a movie about a teacher who learns MMA to raise money for their school??

It probably has something to do with the fact that Kevin loved the UFC waaaay before he knew the fame he knows today:

"I did a little karate and I was into sports but I didn't discover UFC until 1993. [I] was kind of blown away by how crazy this sport is. Just watching it and meeting the fighters and getting to know them. What really impressed me about them was they're like these gladiators but they're regular people when you get to know them and finding the inspiration that they're fighting for. Some of them are fighting to put food on the table for their kids."

Speaking of being impressed, we couldn't care less that this movie isn't getting the greatest reviews — it motivated Kevin to lose a lot of weight and become healthier in the process.

We just wish there was job like that out there for everyone that would help motivate people to get into shape!

Maybe seeing Kevin's transformation will do just that! Who knows!

[Image via WENN.]

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