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Nick Jonas Hopes To Juggle Music And Acting

Nick Jonas is very proud of his friend MMA pro fighter Juan “The Spaniard” Archuleta for the latter’s latest victory. The 24-year-old “Jealous” crooner even took to social media to give a shout-out to the 29-year-old mixed martial artist this Monday.

On Instagram, Jonas posted a black and white photo of him and Archuleta, who also happens to work for Audience network’s “Kingdom” as one of the cast’s trainers. In the snap, the actor and his friend show off the four belts that Archuleta has won so far. Jonas did not forget to emphasize in the caption that Archuleta won them in just six months.

Jonas also exclaimed that he is quite proud to be working with Archuleta for his show that also centers on mixed martial arts. He even noted how he is found to call the latter as his friend. The singer-songwriter then called out to UFC to give Archuleta the “fights he deserves.”

Jonas isn’t the only “Kingdom” cast member to rave about Archuleta’s skill in the physical combat sport. Jonathan Tucker, who acts as Jonas’s on-screen brother, also recognized Archuleta’s competence in the sport this past August when he told MMAmania.com that the latter is “somebody that should definitely be on your radar as an up and coming fighter.” At the time, the 32-year-old actor revealed that the cast had training with Archuleta, Greg Jackson and his team and Joe Daddy Stevenson “every day, twice a day” for the show.

Meanwhile, Jonas made headlines late last week after expressing his excitement for the return of his fellow Disney channel alum Selena Gomez to the studio. His comment on the latest update about the “Kill Em with Kindness” songstress was even taken by many Selenators to be a hint at a possible collaboration between the two artists, as per the New York Daily News.

Aside from returning to the music scene, Gomez also announced last week that she’s the new face luxury brand Coach. “I am so excited to work with Coach and love the clothes and accessories designed by Stuart Vevers,” Gomez said in a statement. "I am especially looking forward to getting to know the Coach team as well as becoming involved in the foundation’s support of Step Up. On top of all that, collaborating on a piece with Stuart for next fall makes this beyond special to me.”

Nick Jonas congratulated his friend, Juan Archuleta, on Instagram. Pictured: The “Jealous” hitmaker posing for the camera at the GQ Men of the Year Party in West Hollywood, California on Dec. 8, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok