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Nick Jonas Joins DirecTV MMA Drama

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Nick Jonas attends an Evening By Sherri Hill fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Trump Tower on September 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

What better way to show the world you're no longer an adolescent Disney star than to repeatedly hit a bunch of guys in the face on TV? Even if that wasn't exactly his intention, it'll be a convenient side effect of Nick Jonas playing a pro boxer in DirecTV's Navy St., a drama about the family owners of an MMA gym in Venica, CA. The only thing more adult than punching is affairs, so it looks like Nick Jonas is well on his way to a new image.

Photo: Monica Schipper/2013 Getty Images