Ronda Rousey: Hollywood Career Riding On July Match

By: Amanda Crum - June 1, 2014

Ronda Rousey is a big name in the world of UFC, where she is the bantamweight champion. But these days, she’s also a rising star in Hollywood, appearing in The Expendables 3, Fast & Furious 7, and a silver-screen adaptation of the HBO hit Entourage. However, Rousey says a summer match against Alexis Davis could greatly affect the rest of her career, both in and out of the ring.

“The only thing I care about is beating Alexis. My whole fighting career and my whole Hollywood career depend on it,” she said.

Rousey’s impressive stats–9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC–make her a formidable challenger, but Davis says she’s ready to take her on. Davis, a Brazilian jiujitsu black belt, reportedly has the chops to defend herself against Rousey’s armbar.

“I feel great. I’m privileged to have this opportunity. Whether the fans are behind me or not, Ronda and I are going to have an incredible fight. Either way, something is going to happen that you’re going to be talking about for weeks on end,” Davis said.

Rousey was in headlines last month after rumors began to spread that UFC President Dana White was planning a comeback for Gina Carano, and that her first fight since 2009 would be against Rousey. As the rumor grew, many had something to say about it, including Rousey’s arch rival Miesha Tate, who was afraid that the reasons for the match weren’t the right ones. Tate said that Rousey’s looks and Hollywood status were to blame.

“The only thing that drives that is they’re both attractive. It makes the women’s title hold no value. It makes it look like it’s a joke and they just put whatever’s going to sell. If we’re going to really legitimize women’s MMA as a sport and have it respected as a sport, then you have to treat it as such….women’s MMA has been working to legitimize ourselves for so long, and we finally broke the ice, we’re finally in the UFC, and we’re getting some credibility. Don’t take that away by putting a fight together that is based entirely on looks and has little to nothing to do with skill set,” Tate said.

Davis was chosen for the July 5 match instead, which will take place in Las Vegas. Until then, Rousey will be in training mode and will be putting Hollywood on the back burner. After UFC 175, however, she’ll go back to promoting her projects.

“All July, I will be doing the song and dance to promote ‘The Expendables 3,’” Rousey said.

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  • Ednar

    WOW!
    Rhonda is beautiful! I sincerely hope Rhonda gets what she wants out of life … she worked very hard & deserves it!
    I bet many of these female athletes are as beautiful as Rhonda when they are not fighting for a match.
    Holy sassafras … have to take a quick cold shower!

  • John hedlenssonn

    ronda is mannish as hell. LIke a bloated pit bull. Dont know what people see in her as attractive

    • Barry L. Rogers

      fuc..u! Rhonda is a woman to eat, drink, and all things GOOD.

      • Roid Rogers

        you have no taste in women dude

    • Roid Rogers

      agree, and the wart needs to go

    • Jennifer Millsap

      You know what is awesome about Ronda? It doesn’t matter if you think she’s pretty or not. She’s still the UFC bantamweight champion whether or not her looks are up to par for you. So hate on… in fact, she loves it. She loves being the heel.

      • Jennifer Millsap

        P.S. Please keep objectifying women athletes. I hear that makes you more of a man to discuss their looks first before you discuss their athletic skill. Mom and wife must be proud!

        • RawDawg

          I heard…way too much coming from your rooster holster. If Rhonda’s schlong was any further down your throat you would be crapping it out.

        • Eric

          I am not an MMA fighter but I do tournament full contact (tang soo do) and bodybuild and love female athletes. I won’t say I have never objectified a woman but I easily separate that attitude when I watch female MMA and look at them strictly as the athletes they are. I don’t go around looking at their body parts and discussing who is the sexiest if they were on Maxim, etc

    • Eric

      maybe he sees her as attractive because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we don’t all share your tastes.

  • Anthony

    She is heading down the same road as Rampage, the Iceman, and Randy Couture. Less time training and more time in Hollywood. Look for her to be Knocked out in the next 12 months.

  • Robert

    Ronda is fabulous and I am hoping that she will succeed in Hollywood and beyond. She is also quite a good fighter and I am impressed with the way she does in the ring.

  • Larry

    Losing a fight didn’t seem to bother Gina’s movie career.

    • Roid Rogers

      Gina is 10000% better looking than Rousey

  • Roid Rogers

    I just dont get it. Rousey has only one move, she’s not attractive and she’s not a big draw??

    • cramer

      The fact that she only uses one move shows that her opposition is not good enough to force her to showcase her entire game. This opinion is coming from someone that is not a fan of Rousey the person, but rather the fighter.

    • Patrick Kane

      I’m not a huge Rousey fan, but in her defence she’s used one move to finish all of her opponents BUT clearly has a well rounded fight game. She has many “moves” in the Octagon. That shouldn’t be hard to see, like her or not.

  • Randy Johnson

    Rousey is a bi-polar nutjob as proven by her stint on TUF. But don’t worry, she will not be in danger of loosing, Dana White will set her fight with some has been, or some never will be to keep her in the wins.

  • Randy Johnson

    I quit watching/purchasing UFC because of Rousey and the way White excuses every bit of crap that comes out of that nasty mouth. When young people see athletes acting like spoiled brats and thugs they think that it is ok to act the same way, It only takes one bad apple (And she is a completely rotten one) to spoil the whole bunch.

  • Jon Holden

    Fight Cyborg or stfu

    • Matt Frith

      Have Cyroid cut off her balls first.

    • http://batman-news.com Julie

      Cyborg doesn’t deserve a title shot. She shouldn’t be allowed to fight again due to PED abuse. Plain and simple. None of them should.

      • Jon Holden

        If she tests clean, what’s the problem?
        A ton of male mma fighters have popped for elevated levels of testosterone, or flat-out anabolic steroid use, and they’re all still fighting.
        Vitor, Shawn Sherk, Bigfoot, Chris Leben (retired), etc etc etc.

        • http://batman-news.com Julie

          Dealing with Cyborg is like dealing with a child. You don’t reward bad behavior. If the UFC and other MMA organizations would have a stronger stance on PEDs, maybe they wouldn’t be such a problem. Anyway, I don’t understand why Cyborg keeps popping up in these freaking threads. They are not in the same weight class. Rhonda was willing to meet Carano at a catch weight because she’s never juiced and deserves Rhonda’s respect. She paved the way for women’s MMA. What’s Cyborg ever done besides cheat?

  • Nate Blank

    Why did you quote that sour loser Tate?

  • j

    she ducked cyborg her entire career.

  • lacey

    she is ugly she looks like a man

  • Eric

    to all of you obvious non MMA fans that say “fight Cyborg or stfu”: Rhonda will crush her.

  • MizValerie

    There is always one opponent I root for vs. Rousey – anyone else. Make her eat your knee Alexis.

  • Jeff

    Rhonda is a waste of space. a bad attitude makes a person look extremely ugly.