Not only is Ronda Rousey well and truly on top of the MMA world after their devastating victory over Cat Zingano on Saturday; she’s reportedly also managed to bag herself a new movie role.
The top female UFC star is apparently set to star as a CIA operative in the up coming ‘Mile 22’.
No doubt the undefeated Womens Bantamweight Champion will have more than 14 seconds in the spotlight this time around after her comprehensive title defence over Zingano at UFC 184.
Rousey is no stranger in the film industry, having already appeared in last year’s ‘The Expendables 3.’ She also has a role in ‘Furious 7’ which is set for release later this year.
She is set to co-star with Iko Uwais and reportedly battle “violent and extreme” political corruption.
Director Peter Berg said of the link up:
“I’m very excited at the possibility of working with Ronda and Iko to create a film in the spirit of this new wave of combat cinema emerging from Indonesia.”
“Ronda and Iko will be a very unique and powerful team,” he added.
Rousey is now 11-0 in her UFC career, but one fellow female fighter doesn’t rate her as a credible champion.
“She did a good thing, that was bringing the UFC the female fights,” undefeated Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia told Yahoo Sports at UFC 184.
"She convinced (UFC President Dana White) to do it. But I don't think she's a good champion. I think she's really selfish.”
"She just thinks about herself, about making movies, dressing well, showing up. I'm not gonna be like this, I'm gonna be a real champ. I'm gonna do something for the people. I'm gonna be the people's champ."
No one has even got close to Rousey in the UFC to date but this fighting talk from Correia suggests she might want the next shot as credible opponents run thin.
Cris Cyborg is the other potential fight being touted.
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