Goyle From Harry Potter Has A Wild New Career

We didn't expect this!

Goyle From Harry Potter Has A Wild New Career

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If you've seen any of the Harry Potter movies, you'd remember Draco Malfoy's best friends Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle.


Two big burly Slytherins who were totally badass, these guys were tough as nails.

Crabbe seemed to disappear in the later Harry Potter films, but Goyle seemed to always be by Draco's side.


This guy wasn't about to let anybody mess with him or his misunderstood buddy (Draco was really such a softie, we all know it).

The actor who played Goyle in the films is Josh Herdman.


He may not have been one of the biggest stars of the Harry Potter franchise, but we have to admit, Draco would be lost without him. 

After the Deathly Hallows wrapped, Josh decided to leave acting to pursue a different career that some may find a bit wild.

He's now an amateur MMA fighter.

Josh has been training in martial arts for quite some time and made his fighting debut over the weekend.

Whilst being interviewed by The Mirror he explained that he finds MMA more interesting than boxing and has been studying jujitsu for years.


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

“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.”


This doesn't mean he's going to stop acting though.

Josh still auditions but is now just fulfilling both of his passions.

"I haven’t fallen out of love with it.

"I still have an agent and still go for auditions.

"It’s just a little bit like playing the lottery for a living.

“I don’t see it so much as a career change, I am passionate about both acting and fighting.”

We didn't see this coming!