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Ronda Rousey willing to try Metamoris if the pay is good

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UFC Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has said that a possible appearance for all-grappling promotion Metamoris does appeal - as long as she's paid UFC money.

Rousey would join the likes of UFC heavyweight, Josh Barnett and drug-cheat Chael Sonnen in performing at the event, but the organisation would have a lot to do to get Rousey to perform.

Obstacles to clear for Rousey

First off, there's her busy schedule. Rousey is a fighting champion and she's also a Hollywood star, having burst onto the scene with The Expendables 3 and will also star in Fast and Furious 7.

"Right now, it's so much to keep up with the acting career, and the MMA career going," Rousey said.

"And everyone keeps going, are you going to do WWE? Are you going to do Metamoris? Are you going to to four fights this year?

"Are you going to be an astronaut? I'm like, hold on. I can't make time to run for President right now, I can only do so many things at one time.

Then there's the pay rate.

"I'd be happy to do a Metamoris if they paid me as much as they paid me for a UFC fight," Rousey told reporters at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia, Brazil. I don't really have that much time."

Rousey is the golden girl of MMA, a household name amongst fights fans and one of the major female athletes in the world today.

Add in that she gets paid a good chunk of change from the UFC and that her entering a grappling match is a huge risk for career - as is every fight to be fair - she would have to be paid comfortably.

Reputation is everything

Rousey's reputation is built around being the female Mike Tyson, aka baddest woman on the planet, and it's her perfect record of 10 fights, 10 finishes that justifies the hype.

So if she goes into Metamoris and gets put up against someone like, World jiu-jitsu champion Bia Mesquita, who called out Rousey, then it could be a huge blow to her career and the UFC's division if she loses a veneer of invincibility.

While others have taken the risk - they weren't nearly as high profile or as pivotal for the UFC as Rousey is, so as the woman herself said, maybe it's a better idea for once she's done with MMA.

"I think it would be a really really cool idea when I'm done fighting, too, because that's one of those sports that are kinder on the joints that you can do for a long time."

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