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Guess which Harry Potter actor has become an MMA fighter now

Josh Herdman, the actor who played Draco Malfoy’s right hand man Goyle in all eight Harry Potter movies, made his amateur debut as an MMA cage fighter.

hollywood Updated: Apr 28, 2016 11:56 IST
“I’ve been training traditional Japanese jujitsu for nearly five years and hold a shodan black belt,” Herdman, 28, said.
“I’ve been training traditional Japanese jujitsu for nearly five years and hold a shodan black belt,” Herdman, 28, said.(Twitter)

Josh Herdman, the actor who played Draco Malfoy’s right hand man Goyle in all eight Harry Potter movies, made his amateur debut as an MMA cage fighter.

Herdman defeated his Polish opponent Janusz Walachowski at the City Pavillion in London, reported Daily Mirror.

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“I’ve been training traditional Japanese jujitsu for nearly five years and hold a shodan black belt,” Herdman, 28, said.

“It’s raw, exciting and unpredictable. I find it more interesting than boxing although I appreciate the beauty and art in boxing. It also made sense to move onto MMA because of my jujitsu training.”

Herdman hasn’t lost any love for acting, but he compared it to “playing the lottery for a living.”

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He said he still has an agent and goes for auditions. Herdman doesn’t see competing as an MMA fighter “so much as a career change” either, noting he’s “passionate about both acting and fighting.”

Speaking of acting and fighting, did Herdman ever have any fight with the other Harry Potter kids? “No, we truly all got on pretty well. Jamie (Waylett, who played Vincent Crabbe) and I didn’t get on in the early days but towards the end he was probably one of my closest friends on set. He’s a really funny guy. He’s a good rapper too.”

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