UFC women’s bantamweight champion is in talks to join Fast And Furious 7.
According to Variety, the 26-year-old just began negotiations for the role. But if the deal goes through, it will be the first major role cast in the upcoming installment of the franchise.
Rousey was recently cast in The Expendables 3. Filming is expected to begin shortly in Bulgaria, but the timing overlaps with her training for an upcoming fight against rival Miesha Tate. However, Rousey said the producers have arranged her schedule so that she can train while she isn’t filming.
“I’m leaving soon, and I’m very fortunate that there’s going to be Victor Ortiz and Randy Couture and other fighter-type people there, and I’m going to be able to have my camp come and do everything, so I’m not going to break training for it at all,” she said.
While Rousey didn’t elaborate on the role, she said, “I’m probably going to play a kick a** chick.”
Rousey and Tate are coaching season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter. For the first time ever, men and women will live and train together. The season premieres September 4 on FOX Sports 1.
UFC President Dana White said Tate and Rousey’s highly publicized rivalry had boiled over onto the show.
“It’s going exactly the way you’d expect it to be going, bad! I’m dead serious. Miesha and Ronda hate each other. It’s literally crazy drama every day. It’s irritating It’s Ken-Tito type stuff,” he said. “I don’t even know if some of the stuff will make TV. It’s bad. Those two do not like each other and their camps do not like each other. And it’s just pure f***ing mayhem every day.”
Rousey and Tate will face off in the Octagon at UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 on December 28. The first time the two bantamweights fought was at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey in March 2012. Rousey finished the match by armbar submission – her signature move – at 4:27 in the first round to claim the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship. The match also earned Rousey Women’s Submission of the Year.
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