Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel poses for photographers during a handprint and footprint ceremony honoring the actor at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles April 1, 2015. Reuters/Phil McCarten

Actor Vin Diesel revealed that he’s taking his daughter’s safety to a new level. He enlisted 2008 Olympic Games bronze medalist Ronda Rousey to train his 7-year-old daughter Hania Riley the art of judo.

Diesel, born Mark Sinclair, told WENN in an interview that he's an overprotective father. The actor said he wants to ensure that his daughter is ready to protect herself at all times.

“First of all, I feel sorry for anyone that has to [date my daughter]. I wouldn’t want that on my worst enemy because I’m just that kind of dad,” Diesel was quoted as saying to WENN by E News. The “Fast & Furious” star admitted that he planned to equip his daughter since birth.

The actor said, “I've been thinking about this since the day I cut the umbilical cord, and because of that, I made a decision early on that I was going to do everything in my power to empower her to handle it herself."

According to Diesel, his daughter is now an orange belt with stripes in judo through the help of her “auntie” Rousey. He adds that he aims to make his daughter a “beast” and someone who can say “no means no.”

Diesel and Rousey met during the filming of “Furious 7” in April. Since then, the two stars became close to each other.

In September, the 48-year-old actor posted a photo of himself carrying Rousey on Instagram. “All love,” he captioned.

Diesel is a father of three -- Vincent Sinclair, 15; Hania Riley Sinclair, 7; and Pauline Sinclair, 7 months -- to Paloma Jimenez. He is currently promoting “The Last Witch Hunter.” He is famous for his role of Dominic Toretto in the “Fast & Furious” franchise.

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