Former prankster Johnny Knoxville is glad to have left his Jackass days behind him - because men always wanted to fight him in bars when he was in the show.

Knoxville, who has since moved into the movie world, admits he was always expecting a battle whenever he wanted to enjoy a quiet night out.

He says, "It's fine when I first walk in, but after these guys have a couple of drinks, they want to impress their girlfriends or something.

"When I was doing Jackass in Europe, I got into three fights in the first four days. I was in a nightclub in Amsterdam and two guys threw two full sticky margaritas in my face. I hit one guy in the nose and the other guy in the jaw a couple of times.

"Most of the time, I lose, but in Europe I did all right."

09/03/2004 17:06