Chicago, Illinois - Actor John Cusack, 44, has decided to take a new career path. After an almost thirty year acting career, he has decided to join the world of mixed martial arts. The decision to do so stems from his 1989 movie, “Say Anything”, where he plays Lloyd Dobler, a sensitive man who is a part time dabbler in MMA. Obviously, the first question posed to Cusack was “you do know that was just a character, right?” The actor answered that question and more in a telephone interview yesterday. “Lloyd Dobler may just be a character, but he was played by John Cusack, and John Cusack performed those moves” he said. “Sure, there were only a few scenes of me training in the film, but those were powerful scenes, weren’t they? In fact, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the popularity enjoyed by organizations such as UFC and Strikeforce today are because of my work in “Say Anything.” It must be noted that Cusack has never actually competed in an official MMA fight, but as he tells us, “I don’t have to break my dick to know how to do it! I know how to ground and pound.” He continued “Not only do I know how to dish out pain, but don’t worry, I can take it too. Remember that scene in “Say Anything” when I was in the ring training and Diane Court walks in, distracts me, and I get my nose broken because of it? I know how to handle situations like that. First I took care of my nose, then I took care of her for making that happen, if you know what I mean.” It was at this point in the interview when we really started feeling a little uneasy and troubled about Mr. Cusack and attempted to change the subject, but the actor was having none of it, going back to the Diane Court story. “Still to this day, I’m convinced that she was sent in there by Dana White” says Cusack. Think about it, Dana White is now the president of the UFC and is making millions, he knew what Lloyd Dobler was attempting to do, what Lloyd Dobler was capable of. So he sends this Diane Court in as some sort of spy to throw me off my game. And it has worked for the last 21 years, but not anymore.” Cusack continued to refer to himself as both his real name and his character’s name in the film, which was extremely confusing until the last few minutes of the interview, when the details of his decision all came together in one long and troubling explanation. “I’m officially changing my name to Lloyd Dobler” said Cusack. He continued. “The rain on my car is a baptism, the new me, Ice Man, Power Lloyd, my assault on the world begins now” which is a quote directly from the movie “Say Anything.” “I want Brock Lesnar, I want the champ” he exclaimed. “Sure, he may be 12 years younger and 70 pounds heavier than me, but he hasn’t trained as long as I have. Well, ok, so I technically haven’t trained since I filmed the movie over twenty years ago, but I’m sure it’s like riding a bike, you never forget. And I haven’t forgotten what Dana White did, sending Diane Court into my life to stop me from becoming the most powerful person in MMA history.” It should also be noted that Diane Court is also the name of a character in the film played by Ione Skye and is definitely NOT a real person. “Get ready to say it, White!” he shouted into the phone. “Lloyd Dobler, MMA champion! Then it’s me and you, death match in the cage” Before we were forced to hang up on Mr. Cusack, he quickly informed us that he has enlisted the help of Curtis Armstrong as his head trainer. Armstrong is best known for his roles as Charles De Mar, Cusack’s best friend in the movie “Better Off Dead” and “Booger” in the “Revenge Of The Nerds” films.