Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made a surprise UFC appearance last week. During the festivities for UFC 205, ‘Rowdy’ popped up at the weigh-ins to the shock of the fans watching.
Currently scheduled to face Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, Rousey faced off with the champion before storming off stage. What is this big comeback really all about, though? Surely the numerous roles in upcoming Hollywood movies are keeping Rousey busy.
Last time we saw Ronda Rousey in the octagon was over a year ago. Facing Holly Holm, a massive underdog, Rousey got sparked cold in Australia. Falling to a brutal head kick after a one-sided fight, ‘Rowdy’ went in to a deep depression, shying away from the media.
Emerging to a myriad of questions, Ronda Rousey revealed what was next for her. Hollywood, not fighting, seemed to be the future for Ronda, and leading roles in ‘Mile 22’ and the remake of ‘Roadhouse’ were announced.
News broke on The New York Post today that Ronda Rousey’s acting roles are starting to fall away. The director of Mile 22 dropped Rousey after doubts about her acting skills. Roadhouse has been pushed back, which may explain a few things about Rousey’s recent UFC announcements.
Having already pretty much revealed she’s retiring VERY soon, was ‘Rowdy’ putting all her eggs in the Hollywood basket?
Here’s the info as per the NYP:
Blunders In Film Land
It is impossible to know when Rousey decided to turn away from MMA, but one thing is clear: It was probably long before the Holm fight ever happened. In 2013 and 2014, she was cast in the movies that have already been released. In 2015, she got “Road House” and the lead role in “Mile 22,” an action movie to which Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg were both attached.
Sadly for Rousey, both of those films fell apart in 2016. “Mile 22” is now on pause after the studio had doubts about her acting abilities, according to the New Yorker, and “Road House” has been pushed back until May at the earliest so that director Nick Cassavettes can write the script.
Sing When You’re Winning?
Considering her galactic levels of fame when these directors came knocking, are they only interested when Ronda Rousey is winning? It’s hardly like Hollywood execs are motivated solely by acting skills.
What is next for the constantly changing Ronda Rousey?