“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey has transcended the sport of mixed martial arts like few other, reaching different platforms and different audiences throughout the world with not only her fighting, but her modeling and acting as well.
Of course, however, the majority of her multi-media opportunities came from her fighting, and it was all well-deserved to say the least.
When UFC President Dana White implemented the women’s bantamweight division in 2013, Rousey was handed the inaugural championship belt, and she went on to run a demolition course through the division, defending her strap six consecutive times with six straight finishes.
Then came her sudden fall from grace when she was shockingly knocked out by Holly Holm last November. The “Rowdy” one hasn’t competed since, and she’s remained relatively quiet in the media, although still filming movies.
It appears as if she’ll return to fighting sometime this upcoming fall, and as it now looks, her acting career will continue to grow as well.
According to Deadline, Rousey has signed a three-film deal with Lifetime as a catalyst to spearhead their ‘female empowerment’ movement.
The report also implied that Rousey will participate in films bringing “stories that reflect her passions about empowerment to the screen”.
Some have said that Rousey’s downfall in the Octagon came from doing too much media, and too much promoting.
Is this new deal smart of Rousey, or should she put her sole focus on reclaiming her title?