Expect to see a lot of Nick Jonas in the coming months. The former boy band member will be releasing a new solo album in November with a more daring musical direction. “I’m really proud of the body of music,” Nick Jonas said.

The 21-year-old dreamboat should also be proud of his actual body. Jonas spent months training and working out overtime to portray an MMA fighter in the upcoming DirecTV film, Kingdom. And by the looks of these just-released shirtless photos, the work out routines have paid off big time, giving the star the hunky physique of a champion.

“I gained about 15 pounds of muscle for the role,” Jonas told E!. “I really wanted to look like an animal who internalizes a lot, but when he’s in the cage and he’s fighting that’s when you see this kind of animalistic mentality that he has.”

We’re ok with that.