Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson buys house for UFC fighter

The Rock surprises an emotional Themba Gorimbo (0:42)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson surprises UFC fighter Themba Gorimbo, who gets emotional in the gym. (0:42)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson surprised UFC fighter Themba Gorimbo with the gift of a new home, after he was inspired by Gorimbo's story of his bank account dropping to $7 prior to his first UFC win.

Johnson, 51, posted a video Thursday of him surprising Gorimbo at a gym, and then revealing a house he'd put under lease for the fighter in Miami. Gorimbo is from Zimbabwe, and recently sent the money he'd made in the UFC to his village to use for a well.

Johnson, who is a well-known MMA fan and presented the "BMF" belt for a fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz in 2019, said Gorimbo's story especially resonated with him because he recalls having $7 to his name in Miami, prior to his rise in pro wrestling and entertainment. He actually owns a production company called Seven Bucks Production.

Gorimbo (11-4) was emotional during the interaction and said he'd been a fan of Johnson's since he was a child. He competes in the welterweight division and is 1-1 since signing with the UFC earlier this year. He had been sleeping on a couch at his MMA Masters gym in Miami, prior to Johnson's unexpected gift.