Michael B. Jordan cringes while watching footage of himself taking a real punch from a boxer

Acting usually means pretending — but not always. Sometimes it gets a whole lot more real than that.

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Michael B. Jordan spoke about the time he took an actual punch from boxer Tony Bellew while filming Creed.

"In the Rocky films, it's like a badge of honour to take a real punch," explains Jordan. "And when you do slow-mo shots, you can't fake it."

Looking at the clip, it's pretty clear nothing was faked. And Jordan definitely deserves that badge.