15 Apr Ronda Rousey, Reborn
Is Ronda Rousey getting closer to hanging up her gloves and heading to Hollywood for good?
With a serious run for the silver screen looming, is Ronda Rousey, the once seemingly invincible boxer, inching closer to a full-fledged Hollywood career and hanging up her gloves forever in the near future?
After experiencing an unexpected – and her first – defeat from Holly Holm recently, the question in the minds of many is whether Rousey, the UFC’s most bankable star, can return triumphant and bigger than ever after being knocked from her perch?
With a rematch against Holm coming up, as of right now, Ronda Rousey is forging ahead with plans for a Hollywood career. The UFC fighter made her debut on Saturday Night Live as the host and that’s not the only significant appearance for Rousey, as she has lined up several high profile gigs that will possibly expand her brand and image in ways similar to one of her former co-stars.
Dwayne Johnson is now a bonafide Hollywood talent, but also began his career in a similar vein to Rousey, appearing as a featured professional performer on the WWE for many years. Along the way, he built up his brand to the point where eventually Hollywood came calling and now he is considered one of the industry’s top stars. According to insiders, Ronda Rousey has the appeal, looks, and charisma to cross over in much the same way. After making a splash in a few movies over the past two years from The Expendables 3 to Furious 7 to Entourage, she is poised to become a leading lady in her own right. Next up, Rousey is set to appear in Mile 22 alongside movie star Mark Wahlberg, and will headline a remake of the 80s classic Road House, taking over the part made famous by the late Patrick Swayze. With such talent surrounding her and top directors already on her side, it seems Rousey may be destined for greater things outside the fighting ring.
Nearly every fêted sports star has encountered defeat, but it is how they handle adversity that determines their legacy. From Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, and more, it is their marketability that made them great leaders in their respective sports and in some ways, the losses made their personal story that much greater. Now near the top of her field, many have questioned if Rousey is dedicated to her sport, to which she opined…
“People might think of it like I am being pulled in too many directions at once and so I can’t focus properly, but that’s not the case. The more I have going on and the more chaos there is, the better it is for me. Making movies, being super busy, that actually makes me fight better.”
No matter whether she wins or loses her title match against current champion Holly Holms, there is no question that Ronda Rousey is definitely not down for the count.
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