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Harry Potter's Josh Herdman Is Now An MMA Fighter

It's hard for the cast of Harry Potter to ever fully shake off their Hogwarts robes, despite the story all ending years ago.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and the rest of the cast are all grown up now, but fans still think of them of child actors who'll never be able to shake the shackles that JK Rowling's characters bound them in.

Josh Herdman, who played Gregory Goyle in the film series, has had the most intriguing post-Potter career, though.

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The 30-year-old is completely unrecognisable now he's got rid of the Slytherin robes, and is looking in great shape...

Draco Malfoy's right-hand man is currently competing in the Rise of Champions MMA promotion, owned by former UFC competitor Brad Pickett, having had his second fight last night.

Josh won the bout against Sam Radley via split decision in Brentwood, UK, without the help of any spells or magic. Voldemort better watch out.

His second fight came prior to his starring role in Jesse Quinones-directed film Cagefighter, which, if we're honest, makes total sense.

"The script had me hooked instantly. The story, characters and dialogue are all on point," Josh said of the film.

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Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

"To get the lead in a movie about one of my passions is a dream come true. It's such an interesting concept too, not just a regular fight movie, it's deeper than that, there's a totally different angle.

"It reveals some of the the darkest parts to fighting and in some places specifically to MMA, dealing with important issues. I can't wait to get stuck in."

Harry Potter to MMA fighting is quite the career change.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, Harry Potter, voldemort, TV Entertainment, Celebrity Entertainment

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

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