Ronda Rousey Contemplates MMA Retirement, Sees Future In Movies
Women’s MMA has blown up as of late, thanks to Ronda Rousey and her dominance inside the cage. Rousey burst onto the fighting scene, utilizing her Olympic judo and proficient grappling skills. To date, she is undefeated and all of her wins have come by way of armbar. Her dominance sent waves around the MMA community, catching the eye of UFC president Dana White.
White was so impressed with Rousey that he even created a UFC women’s division, which finally allowed women to compete on the grandest stage of MMA. Her first fight in the UFC was a success, as she was able to defeat Liz Carmouche by armbar. Now, she is set to coach TUF opposite of Miesha Tate, and both fighters will square off at the end in an intriguing rematch.
Her success doesn’t stop in the cage. Rousey has been able to take advantage of her UFC stardom by getting modelling gigs with Maxim and ESPN’s The Body Issue.
Now, she is even doing movies. Recently, it was announced that she will be featured in the new Expendables movie alongside such greats as Randy Couture and Sylvester Stallone. Then, it was reported that she is also going to be in the new Fast and Furious movie, which stars Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock.
With all this potential stardom, how long will she continue her fighting career? Not long it seems, as Rousey went on record saying she has maybe two more years in this sport. But can she really make it in Hollywood? Breaking into movies is hard for even talented actors, and Rousey has shown to be one of the most dominant woman fighters on the planet.
Can she really pass this up for a slim chance at making more money in movies?
This, more than likely, depends on how well her next couple of fights go. She has her hands full with Tate, which will be an important rematch for her to win. There is also potential big fights with Sarah McMann and Cristiane Justino. So if she can keep winning as easily as she has been, Rousey should certainly stay in the UFC and build her image and brand even more.