White: Fighting will pay Rousey more than movies

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In a report yesterday, Dave Meltzer commented that Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was already fielding offers from Hollywood, including a part in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel. Meltzer joked that perhaps the UFC had done an almost too good job at promoting Rousey and eventually could risk losing her to Hollywood in the same way Gina Carano transitioned to acting.

Although the lure of Hollywood can be enticing, UFC President Dana White is confident that Rousey will make the most money possible by continuing to fight:

“You know how I feel about the movie stuff. When Rampage did the movie, it was his dream to be a part of the A-Team. I don’t want to take away any opportunities from Ronda, but at the same time, her window of opportunity as a professional athlete is really narrow. She could make a zillion movies when she retires. Where she’s really going to get the money is here fighting. I don’t care if she’s the lead role in ‘The Hunger Games 2,’ she would not make anywhere near – I mean, not even in the universe – to the money she makes fighting.”

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