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Dwayne Johnson: I’d kick Statham’s butt!

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is convinced he’d be the victor if he and his Furious 7 co-star Jason Statham were to engage in a fighting match.

The former World Wrestling Federation (WWF/E) athlete stars with Jason in their new action picture Furious 7.

And although both men are renowned for their hyper masculinity and strength, Dwayne is convinced he’d be the victor if they were ever engaged in a fight.

“I could kick his a*s from that end of the parking lot to that end of the parking lot. I’d do it in front of you, MTV, Jesus, Buddha… if you’d like,” he told MTV News. “I will slap him into next week and then whip his a*s again for leaving.”

Furious 7 boasts quite an impressive cast, as Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, rapper Ludacris and the late Paul Walker also make appearances.

And it seems Dwayne’s sentiment about Jason’s fighting skills are shared by their co-star Ludacris.

“I’d whip Jason Statham’s a*s,” the musician joked to MTV News. “You think he’s all bad because you see him on screen doing certain things. But in real life? Come on, man. I’m the real fast and furious.”

Furious 7 is quite a pivotal film in the franchise as its star Paul died tragically in 2013 while the picture was in production.

The feature premiered in the US this week and Dwayne hopes the fans will be happy with the result.

"Given the circumstances, with the loss of Paul, trying to find the balance of being entertaining to the fans - that's the number one responsibility. And then being respectful to Paul, and a tribute to him at the end and I think the movie plays," he told TV show Good Morning Britain.

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