Full Scale Sports

Ronda Rousey Lands Second Movie Role, Maxim Cover

Times are busy and buzzing for the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

It all began with news from Maxim. The company announced that Ronda Rousey would appear on the cover of their upcoming issue in September, adding to a long list of magazine cover appearances for the current champ. Rousey was also named one of the Hot 100 Women by the magazine, and will make her first appearance on the cover.

In July, actor Sylvester Stallone announced that Rousey would be cast in the upcoming film Expendables 3. Rousey would be working for her role in the film while training to defend her title against Miesha Tate at UFC 168 December 28.

Now, Rousey has landed a second movie role. According to a report from Variety on Thursday, Rousey was in negotiations to be cast in a role for the upcoming franchise Fast & Furious 7. ABC news reports that Rousey will not only be cast in the movie, but will also star in the upcoming franchise.

Fast & Furious 6 opened earlier this summer to a $100 million weekend in May and over $700 million worldwide. The upcoming movie in the long franchise will return Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, along with Jason Statham to make his Fast & Furious debut.

This will not be the first time a MMA female will be part of the movie franchise. Former Strikeforce Featherweight Champion Gina Carano had a role in Fast & Furious 6.

While juggling movie roles and training, Ronda Rousey (left) says her fight with Miesha Tate is her number one priority (Photo Credit/Fox Sports)

According to the report from Variety, the Fast & Furious franchise will start filming its upcoming movie in the fall. To accommodate with filming, Rousey will move part of her training camp to Atlanta. Along with moving part of her camp, Rousey will also film Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7 back-t0-back in order to return her focus back on training for her fight with Tate.

News of Rousey starring in her first two upcoming films came shortly before Rousey told MMAjunkie.com in an interview that the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has been thinking of plans for life after fighting in the octagon.

“I said from the beginning that I wok in quadrennials,” Rousey told MMAjunkie.com. “I do four-year cycles. I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically, if I’m going to do this like an Olympic run.”

Still, the champ feels her side gigs with filming will not be a distraction for UFC 168.

“It’s still my priority, and I feel like if I can have three jobs on the side and still train and fight, then I can every once in a while go do a movie,” Rousey said. “I’ll still train while I’m there and then go fight.”

Rousey and Tate coached against each other on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, and will face off in the octagon December 28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.



Follow Brandon Boles on Twitter: @BrandonBoles


Twitter: @FullScaleSport


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: