ronda-rousey-19.jpgThe hits just keep on coming for Ronda Rousey.

The UFC’s women’s bantamweight champ will be the centerpiece of the upcoming Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter” when it debuts on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network next month.

And in July, news broke of her first major movie role when action film legend and soon-to-be-costar Sylvester Stallone announced Rousey had signed on for “The Expendables 3? – which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) was first to report currently is set to be a major part in the 2014 release.

Now Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has another big opportunity lined up. According to a report in Variety, Rousey is negotiations to be a part of the cast of “Fast & Furious 7,” the latest in the blockbuster franchise from Universal.

“Fast & Furious 6? earlier this year opened to nearly a $100 million weekend in May and has gone on to make more than $700 million worldwide. “Fast 7? is already set to bring back stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese GIbson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, all of who were in “Fast & Furious 6? and “Fast Five,” and Jason Statham is set to appear, as well.

Former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Gina Carano had a role in “Fast & Furious 6,” which perhaps helped pave the way for Rousey to get into talks for her potential spot in the next incarnation of the action franchise.

According to Variety, “Fast 7? is planning to film starting this fall – and said Rousey will move part of her training camp to Atlanta for filming. Variety also said Rousey will film her “Expendables” and “Fast 7? parts back-to-back in order to then return her focus to her training for her December fight against top rival Miesha Tate.

Rousey and Tate coach opposite each other on “TUF 18,” then will rematch on Dec. 28 in the co-main event of UFC 168, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

For more on this story as it develops, stay tuned to MMAjunkie.com.

And for the latest on UFC 168, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bleacher Report's UFC 190 Fight-Day Dossier

  • 28 days ago
  • 44 views

Ronda Rousey defends her title against Bethe Correia on Saturday, and Bleacher Report has had you covered wall-to-wall all week long for UFC 190. It has been another extraordinary fight week leading read news >>

Ronda Rousey's 5 First-Round Wins in Title Fights Makes UFC History

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

Fact: Ronda Rousey's five first-round wins in title fights are the most in UFC history. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, prese read news >>

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier lays out game plan to beat Ronda Rousey, "Piss her off"

  • 22 days ago
  • 319 views

After watching Ronda Rousey dismantle Bethe Correia at UFC 190, not many analysts are offering up ideas on how to solve the UFC women's bantamweight champion. Well, UFC light heavyweight champion Dan read news >>

Women's MMA Report: Rousey proves dominance once again with knockout of Correia

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

Ronda Rousey remained the most dominant champion on the planet with her win over Bethe Correia. Read about that and the rest of the recent action in the world of women’s MMA.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Morning Report: Joe Rogan has issues seeing Ronda Rousey fight Cris Cyborg at any weight

  • 19 days ago
  • 1441 views

Fight fans may be calling for Ronda Rousey to face Invicta featherweight champ Cris Cyborg, but UFC commentator Joe Rogan has some reservations. While the UFC women's bantamweight champion has compet read news >>

Morning Report: Miesha Tate backs Ronda Rousey on Floyd Mayweather, 'He's going down and she would armbar the hell out o

  • 16 days ago
  • 49 views

Miesha Tate and UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey don't get along, but they can agree on one thing. During a fan Q&A with The Seattle Times Wednesday, top contender Tate was asked about read news >>

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha Joins Rousey vs. Holm; Is Tate vs. Nunes Next?

  • 8 days ago
  • 6 views

Dana White says Joanna Jedrzejczyk will join Ronda Rousey in defending her title at UFC 195. Will a bout between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes also land on the card? read news >>

Morning Report: Preferring Amanda Nunes, Joe Rogan blames Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm booking on 'lack of talent'

  • 5 days ago
  • 3 views

If you're not a fan of Holly Holm being next for Ronda Rousey, you're not alone. The UFC women's bantamweight champ announced her next booking Friday on Good Morning America, selling Holm as the toug read news >>

Report: UFC 190 Draws Massive PPV Numbers, Tops 900,000 Buys

  • 2 days ago
  • 9 views

Ronda Rousey sells pay-per-views, y'all. According to MMAFighting.com's Dave Meltzer, Rousey's Aug. 1 clash against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 topped 900,000 PPV buys, the most for the company since 20 read news >>

Morning Report: Chael Sonnen talks beating 'basic and straightforward' Ronda Rousey

  • a day ago
  • 181 views

Who better to chime in on the state of women's MMA than Chael Sonnen and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin? Making an appearance on Austin's podcast Thursday, Sonnen echoed the same concerns over Ronda Rouse read news >>