Dana White: No way in hell Ronda Rousey retires in two years

Dana White Ronda Rousey shirtRonda Rousey caused a stir when she said last week that she might retire from MMA in two years. Rousey’s comment came in the context of her newfound acting career — she has roles in “The Expendables 3″ and “Fast & Furious 7.” The UFC women’s bantamweight champion is not transitioning from fighting to acting yet, but she said she might be ready to move on to the next phase in her life in two years.

UFC boss Dana White says that’s not happening.

“There’s no way in hell [she retires in two years],” White said at a UFC press conference in Boston on Thursday, per MMA Fighting.

White then repeated the same line he has used in the past when confronted with the possibility of losing one of his stars to the movies.

“I don’t care what Hollywood offers, they’re ain’t paying what we’re paying,” White said. “These guys, when they go out and make a movie, they’re not paying what we are.”

White may be confident that Rousey, 26, is not retiring in two years, but Rousey is thinking about her long-term prospects. Why fight for a living if she can make money acting?

“I think one profession has a much-longer shelf life than the other,” Rousey told MMA Junkie last week. “My last fight, I was kind of forced to face my mortality a little bit. I had an air of invincibility about me, and I was kind of forced to realize statistically there is a chance you could get permanently hurt or even die. There’s only so many times you can roll the dice.”

Rousey says that she wants to have an exit strategy in place for MMA because she knows it’s a short-term career. She also noted that she has experience as an Olympian and is used to working in four-year spans. In two years, her most recent four-year span of competing at a high level will be over.

I don’t think that Rousey will be done fighting in two years, but I think this is an indication that we should prepare for the likelihood that she won’t stick around the sport for too long. Since she’s one of the biggest figures in the sport, White will do almost anything to keep her around.

The Rock confirms Ronda Rousey will be in Fast & Furious 7

Ronda RouseyA report earlier this week said that Ronda Rousey was in talks to join the cast of “Fast & Furious 7.” Pro wrestler and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who will star in the movie, essentially confirmed that Rousey will appear in the film.

The Rock gave a Twitter shoutout to Rousey and said the MMA fighter would be joining him in the movie:

Rousey sounded less certain that appearing in the movie was a done deal. She responded by saying she was trying to “make it work”:

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Ronda Rousey in talks to join cast of ‘Fast & Furious 7′

Ronda-RouseyEarlier this year, Ronda Rousey said that she would not consider a career in acting until her fighting days are over. A number of recent rumors have indicated that she may have changed her mind, the most recent of which links her to the latest installment of the “Fast & Furious” movies.

Variety reported on Wednesday that Rousey has begun negotiations to join the cast of “Fast & Furious 7.” The movie is scheduled to begin filming this fall and will bring back its star-studded cast of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in addition to Jason Statham. Former female MMA fighter Gina Carano appeared in “Fast & Furious 6.”

Last month, Sylvester Stallone announced that Rousey would be joining the cast of “The Expendables 3.” According to Variety, the theory is that she could film both roles this fall and finish in time to begin training for her Dec. 28 rematch against Miesha Tate.

Rousey is considered the best female fighter in MMA at the moment, and she is obviously a major draw for movie producers as well. There have also been rumors linking her to the next “Hunger Games” movie, so the offers are flowing in at a fairly rapid pace. It must be nice for her to know she has a potential career beyond fighting, but hopefully acting won’t take away from her focus in the octagon. As Dana White previously noted, Rousey will have plenty of time to act when her UFC career ends.

Ronda Rousey upset with fan asking her sex question (Video)

Ronda Rousey went off on a fan last week at the New York City stop on the 2013 World Tour for asking her a sex question.

Ronda Rousey fanThe video above doesn’t show the question that was asked, but MMA writer Eric Holden, who took the video, says a fan asked Rousey how often she has sex before fights.

“Who said that?” Rousey barked in response.

“It’s not an appropriate question to ask,” Rousey told the fan. “If your mother was standing behind you and heard you ask that question, what would she say to you?”

Rousey is as confrontational as it gets, so seeing her go after a fan wasn’t too surprising. But it is somewhat surprising that a question about her sex life set her off when she seems to be so open about the subject.

Last August, Rousey boasted to Conan O’Brien that she likes having sex before fights. A few months later, she elaborated on that subject during an interview with Jim Rome. I guess Rousey’s reaction to the inquiries is all about the manner in which the questions are asked.

H/T Sportress of Blogitude

Ronda Rousey topless is now a tattoo


Ronda Rousey is one of the most polarizing figures in sports. She is a dominant female MMA fighter who also happens to be quite attractive, which many consider to be a rare combination. Personally, I like Rousey. I think she’s pretty entertaining when she gives open interviews like this. But no one likes her as much as this guy.

As you can see from the photo above that MMA News shared with us on Facebook, there’s a fan out there who actually has a tattoo of Rousey topless, covering her breasts with her UFC gloves. It’s similar to the pose she struck on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue, which is probably what the guy was going for.

Once someone has a tattoo of you with no shirt on and you have posed for photos like this, I think that officially makes you a sex symbol. I don’t make the rules.

H/T USA Today

Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz to star in ‘The Expendables 3′

Ronda-RouseyRonda Rousey has hinted at the possibility of going into movies since last August. UFC President Dana White said he would never stop someone from pursuing new opportunities, but that Rousey is better off waiting until she finishes her fighting career to dip her toes into the acting pool.

Either she is planning to retire soon, or it appears Rousey may not wait for her fighting career to conclude before hitting Hollywood. On Monday, Sylvester Stallone announced that Rousey and Victor Ortiz are slated to star in his next installment of “The Expendables.”

Rousey would not be the first top female fighter to transition from the octagon to the movies, as Gina Carano has already successfully done so. The surprise, however, is that she claimed earlier this year when rumors were circulating about a possible role in “The Hunger Games 2″ that she would not get into acting until her fighting career is finished.

The “Expendables” series has brought together some of the most bad-ass athletes, actors and entertainers in the world, so Rousey and Ortiz — a guy who boxed four rounds with a broken jaw — would certainly continue with that theme. If she can make money in movies while remaining focused on her MMA career, I don’t see why Rousey would have a problem. If it affects her training schedule, waiting until she retires from fighting would probably be beneficial.

Ronda Rousey: Gina Carano had a fantastic rack

Gina CaranoESPN The Magazine released its “Body Issue” this week, which features numerous athletes posing nude. Female MMA fighter Miesha Tate was one of the athletes who posed for the magazine, following the lead of nemesis Ronda Rousey, who posed the previous year. In a companion piece for the Body Issue, Amanda Hess wrote an interesting article about how breasts impact female athletes.

[Photos: Miesha Tate poses nude in Body Issue]

Hess says a typical A-cup boob weighs 0.43 pounds, and that a woman with D-cup breasts could be carrying around four extra pounds compared to someone with smaller breasts. The extra weight can cause neck and back pain, among other problems. Some female athletes get breast reductions to reduce the interference caused by their chest.

For the article, Rousey described the difficulties of fighting and grappling in the octagon while worrying about keeping her breasts covered. She had a particularly tough time concealing her breasts while struggling with Liz Carmouche in her last fight because of a wardrobe issue. Rousey also offered some pretty interesting quotes on the matter, specifically saying that large breasts are not very common among elite female athletes.

“Gina Carano was an amazing fighter, and she had a fantastic rack,” Rousey told ESPNW, but “You don’t see big titties in the Olympics, and I think that’s for a reason.”

Carano, 31, went 12-1-1 in her Muay Thai career, and 7-1 in MMA. Carano lost to Cyborg Santos in 2009 for her lone MMA loss and has not returned to the cage since. Instead, she has pursued an acting career and has acted in movies like “Fast & Furious 6″ and “Haywire.”

Carano became extremely popular because of a combination of her good looks and excellent fighting abilities. Rousey has taken over her spot as the face of women’s MMA.

Rousey’s point about not seeing many large-breasted women in the Olympics is probably accurate. Elite athletes who are curvy like Carano or Serena Williams seem to be rare.

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