Ronda Rousey, the new shining star of the UFC, told Newsday last Wednesday in Albany that she was never offered a part in the next "Hunger Games" movie, as was reported on various MMA websites after her win at UFC 157.
But Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champion, did say that she's interested in the movie business. Just not anytime soon.
“I’ve had a lot of people approach me for different stuff, but I don’t want to lose my momentum fighting,” Rousey said. "It has to get to a point where your name is stable enough where you could quit fighting and people would still remember who you are. I’m not at that point. I need to keep winning for a while, and then when I feel stable in that, then I can try doing other stuff.”
Rousey cited Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's role in "The A-Team" movie and how his career stumbled a bit in the octagon (2-3 since the movie was released in June 2010) and a bit more in the movie business.
When reports first surfaced about Rousey and "Hunger Games," UFC president Dana White quickly jumped on them, saying that Rousey could make far more money fighting than acting.
Rousey did say she enjoyed doing stunts in movies before her MMA career took off. Rousey said she did several stunt jobs on one-day shoots.
“I’ve been doing judo forever, so I’m a professional faller," Rousey said. "I can fall down anywhere, I fall down on concrete.”