In yet another move that makes us wonder if Ronda Rousey will ever get back in the Octagon, the former UFC women's bantamweight champ has signed a three-movie deal with Lifetime to "bring stories that reflect her passions about empowerment to the screen," Deadline reported Wednesday. We expect titles like The Armbar Affair and My Jiu Jitsu Coach, My Lover.
Rousey now adds producer to a growing film resume that includes bit parts in a few big movies, a starring role in the upcoming Road House remake, a project with Peter Berg, and her own biopic. Deadline's report doesn't clarify whether Rousey will be acting in Lifetime movies, but if she does, she'll have even less time for preparing to get in the cage.
It's been nearly six months now since Rousey walked into the Octagon an undefeated champ and walked out questioning her whole reason for existence. She's still another six months away from fighting again, with Dana White targeting the UFC's first New York City event for her return.
So — nothing is certain with Rousey at this point. Filming for Road House hasn't even started and she will surely need a full training camp before her next fight. Packing both of those things into the next six months may be impossible. And if her schedule continues to fill up, Rousey's comeback seems likely to be pushed back. Maybe even cancelled entirely.