It looks like UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is branching out into new areas of stardom, as news broke tonight that she will be appearing in “The Expendables 3.” The third installment of the gigantic action franchise is set to star Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, and of course, Steven Seagal.
Sly tweeted the reveal this evening:
Ronda Rousey will show championship form in Expendables 3! So will multi hampion Victor Ortiz!
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) July 24, 2013
The announcement comes as great news for Rousey and MMA as a whole, marking another crossover women’s star to step into the movie realm. Gina carano made the successful foray into film, but Rousey will arguably make her debut on a much, much larger scale.
Rousey’s star continues to shine as it blasts into the stratosphere. Will the movie impact her fighting schedule and timing? And if so, will her results as the dominant champion suffer?
Rousey could definitely find herself with a much more lucrative career than the UFC can provide should movies pan out for the fast-rising judo master.