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Ronda Rousey has one foot in Hollywood and the other in UFC. Variety is now reporting that Rousey is set to star as herself in a movie based on her immensely successful autobiography, “My Fight/Your Fight,” after Paramount Pictures secured the rights to the aforementioned book.
“Rowdy” is expected to produce the film, along with Mary Parent from Paramount. Mark Bomback will adapt and serve as the executive producer.
Following her devastating annihilation of Bethe Correia on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC bantamweight champion Rousey [12-0] could be featured on the same card as current interim featherweight titleholder Conor McGregor [18-2] when he fights 145-pound champion Jose Aldo [25-1] later in the year. While nothing has been confirmed, a mega card at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, (home of the Dallas Cowboys), is in the works for December 5.
Rousey polished off Correia [9-1] in 34 seconds for her sixth consecutive title defense. A barrage of strikes from Rousey had Correia in trouble on the cage, and when Rousey connected with one huge overhand right, the Brazilian face-planted to the canvas, prompting referee John McCarthy to jump in and stop the fight. Rousey’s win now sets up an expected third clash with Miesha Tate [17-5]. Tate is the only fighter to make it out of the first round against Rousey and has earned another shot at the title on the back of fourstraight wins. “I would like to be on the Aldo-McGregor card if possible. That would be really cool,” Rousey told FOX Sports 1.
Check out the chaos Rousey raised inside HSBC Arena below:
Rousey dedicated her win to the late WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who passed away at 61 from cardiac arrest last Thursday. Piper allowed Rousey to use his nickname at the start of her amateur MMA career.
On a lighter note, It looks like Tate isn’t the only challenger coming out of the woodwork for a shot at the most violent female combat athlete on the planet. Accomplished Olympic track and field athlete Lolo Jones can’t figure out why Rousey’s opponents fall so quickly.
How much are these chicks paid to get knocked out in seconds? I cant fight but I'll prolong it and run circles for least a minute #UFC190
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 2, 2015