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Seduced by the Lure of Hollywood, Ronda Rousey Claims She Only Has Two Years of Fighting Left in Her

(Image via Ronda Rousey’s Facebook page)

Despite her relatively short time in the spotlight, Ronda Rousey is already a master manipulator of MMA media. From dissing shallow celebrities to floating her theories on pre-fight sex, Rousey has a way of making provocative statements that seem designed to get the MMA blogosphere churning out headlines. So keep in mind that this entire post is based on something that Ronda may have said only for the purposes of self-promotion. You’ve been warned.

Today’s eyebrow-raising Ronda-quote comes to us from MMAJunkie, who asked Rousey about her new acting career, which is starting with a role in The Expendables 3 and could continue with a supporting spot in Fast and Furious 7. As Rousey explained:

“I said from the beginning that I work in quadrennials,” Rousey told “I do four-year cycles. I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically, if I’m going to do this like an Olympic run…

“I think one profession has a much-longer shelf life than the other,” Rousey said. “My last fight, I was kind of forced to face my mortality a little bit. I had an air of invincibility about me, and I was kind of forced to realize statistically there is a chance you could get permanently hurt or even die. There’s only so many times you can roll the dice.

“I am the best f—ing fighter in the world, and I truly believe that, but you’re still rolling the dice no matter who you are, so I do have to kind of set up an exit strategy. That’s what I did wrong in judo. I followed it all the way until the end, and I didn’t put any thought into after…

“I really want to do something special, and I really want to be the person that was able to do both (acting and fighting),” Rousey said. “When I feel like I’m done fighting, I’m done fighting. But I’m not done fighting yet. It’s still my priority, and I feel like if I can have three jobs on the side and still train and fight, then I can every once in a while go do a movie. I’ll still train while I’m there and then go fight.”

The obvious precedent here is Gina Carano, who used a film career as an exit strategy as soon as she took her first bad beating, and was also scooped up by the Fast & Furious series. (Wait a minute…are the F&F producers setting up a fictional fight between Gina and Ronda in the next installment? Clever.)

Still, two years doesn’t seem like a long time, especially when the UFC women’s bantamweight division still relies heavily on Rousey to generate interest. Let’s hope Ronda and Cris Cyborg can come to terms on a superfight while it’s still a possibility.

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AlanJDixon- August 12, 2013 at 10:06 am
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CheckHisPee- August 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm
Sure, her 'tude is a little over the top, but you hit the 'mute' button on her word-hole, and that's quite a tantalizing piece of womanhood there, I think. I'd butter her muffin.
5knuckleshuffle- August 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm
Best F-ing fighter in the world? Naw. Cyborg would rip your head off and shit down your throat. Best at doing 1 move? Absolutely.
Mr_Misanthropy- August 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm
I just hope we finally see the first female UFC wardrobe malfunction.

Somebody needs to right the cosmic wrong that Dennis Hallman perpetrated on mankind.
teep- August 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm
What she doesn't realize is, after she signed that contract DW decides what is in her or not!
holeeball- August 9, 2013 at 11:41 am
That would ROCK!!!
Fried Taco- August 9, 2013 at 11:40 am
I can't wait for her 4 years in porn!
noizy- August 9, 2013 at 10:46 am
Whether or not she's fit for Hollywood, this is a great bargaining position to ensure Dana keeps buttering her up.
holeeball- August 9, 2013 at 10:22 am
Ronda Rocks. Haters Hate. I hope she brakes Tate's arm again.
danomite- August 9, 2013 at 10:07 am
No offense to Ronda, but if I had to hear her voice for 2 hours in a movie theater I would take the two closest straws and jam them into my ear canals. Luckily, if she keeps doing movies like Fast and Furious or the Expendables I won't have to worry about that.
keepyahguessing- August 9, 2013 at 9:13 am
@armfarmer - this is true but she has reached a new level...i hope tate knocks her out...if not atleast B caraway does...she got grimey talking shit about tates personal life IMO that is not the way for the champ to act..
bgoldstein- August 9, 2013 at 8:48 am
@ArmFarmer: It *is* working for Gina. Haywire may have tanked, but she's been hired for a bunch of supporting roles since then.
ArmFarmer- August 9, 2013 at 8:39 am
@keepya Getting to be? She's been that way for a long time. The most annoying and unlikable fighter imo. Idk what makes her think anyone outside of hardcore mma fans wants to see her in a movie. If it didn't work for Gina it's not gonna work for Rhonda. Gina was smoking hot and Rhonda is average looking at best.
keepyahguessing- August 9, 2013 at 8:02 am
she getting to be a cocky asshole already...reminds me of john jones (the champ not editor), hes a cocky douschebag i have zero respect for him only his talent to fight...she hangs with diaz bros too much
blackboxmma- August 9, 2013 at 7:32 am
Stick to arm bars, you are not that hot.
Smirk- August 9, 2013 at 7:23 am
If she thought Liz Carmouche could "permanently hurt or kill" her, no wonder she is ducking Cyborg.