Alternatively, he's just having fun. It's not like he's a washed up celebrity who is seeking attention, he's a chill dude who talks to fans at cons and did the morphing pose after winning his pro mma debut. It just seems like he has fun with this kind of stuff.
Plus yes he is Tommy Oliver, the green ranger. He will always be relevant.
If it was this alone, maybe. But, I also remember him trying to hype being in this big MMA fight against some tomato a few years back.
Well I think, "Some actor that I watched on a 90s TV show is trying his hand at MMA" would draw some type of hype.
Who wouldn't hype a MMA fight you were taking part in?
What I'm trying to say with how big MMA is now, that sudden "Hey, I can do it!", felt like that Celebrity Boxing thing.
I guess, but he was always way into martial arts since his power rangers time. He even has his own martial arts school. I don't think it's really that much of a stretch to think he just likes doing some physical and borderline insane stuff.