He has squared up to the world's most merciless fighters, but facing Oscar nominee Liam Neeson is the first time Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's had a job that really scared him.
Familiar to fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jackson's making his movie debut as the mohawk-sporting icon B.A. Baracus in the big screen adaptation of TV classic The A-Team.
"I just didn't want to be the guy who messed up the movie", he confessed, from the comfort of the A-Team van.
The 32-year-old fighter-turned-actor has taken the role made famous in the 80s by Mr.T, while Liam Neeson stars as the cigar-chewing team leader, Hannibal Smith.
The Hangover's Bradley Cooper plays ladies' man Face, while South African actor Sharlto Copely, last seen in District 9 completes the line-up as 'Howlin Mad' Murdoch.
The A-Team is released in the UK on Friday July 30th.