Ronda Rousey 'Fast and Furious 7' Role Under Negotiation, 'Expendables 3' Confirmed
She's already famous for taking out her competition with a wicked barrage of armbars. Now, the UFC's Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey is attempting to widen her stardom by branching out into Hollywood.
Rousey is already making the most of her fame in mixed martial arts. She has signed on to be one of the team leaders on Season 18 of "The Ultimate Fighter," a reality game show that crowns the winner with a contract in the UFC.
That connection seems obvious enough, but Rousey also has a much larger screen in her cross hairs. News broke this past July that indicated the UFC fighter would be one of the stars in the third installment of the Expendables movie series. She is expected to have a major part when the movie releases in 2014.
"I'm leaving soon, and I'm very fortunate that there's going to be [boxer] Victor Ortiz and ('Expendables' cast member) Randy Couture and other fighter-type people there, and I'm going to be able to have my camp come and do everything, so I'm not going to break training for it at all," explained Rousey.
That's not all, however. Attempting to make the most of her sudden position in the spotlight, Rousey is also reportedly in negotiations for a role in The Fast and the Furious 7. The latest installment of that franchise netted Universal Studios over $700 million, constituting the highest-grossing film of all time for the production company.
"If I see it, I'll go for it. I try to see everything that's available because if you just focus on one thing, you miss other opportunities," said Rousey.
It is expected that she will film the two movies back-to-back, giving her just enough time to focus her attention on her main job: defending her championship belt. Rousey has a championship rematch with contender Miesha Tate on Dec. 28. Tate was the first competitor to really give Rousey a run for her money, and Rousey has already stated that she wants the 45 days before the fight to be solely about training.
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