Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
I made it ma! Top of the world! Ronda Rousey is undefeated in MMA, but can she kick ass in the entertainment industry as well?
Well ... someone's moving up in the world.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME), one of the world's most prestigious talent and literary agencies, "representing artists from all facets of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theatre, digital, publishing, lifestyle, and physical production."
That's according to a report from Hollywood Reporter.
While WME and its co-CEO, Ari Emanuel, may not be household names, you may recognize the character they inspired, Ari Gold (Miller Gold Agency) on HBO's hit show "Entourage." So what's Rousey doing aligning herself with a group like WME?
Striking while the iron is hot, I suppose.
The former Olympian is all the rage these days, making history with her submission win over Liz Carmouche at the UFC 157 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Anaheim, California, to run her perfect mixed martial arts (MMA) record to 7-0 with seven first-round armbars.
That's the kind of work that will get the attention of Hollywood. "Rowdy" was reportedly offered a role in the next "Hunger Games" movie (more on that here), much to the chagrin of UFC President Dana White, who has invested in her future, as well as the future of women's MMA.
We already lost one female superstar to the big screen, we can't afford to lose another.
It's doubtful that Rousey will be going anywhere anytime soon and may have just positioned herself for future endeavors. But one has to wonder how much her stock will plummet if and when she suffers her first loss, which at this point, may only happen in the movies.
Think one of these girls can prove otherwise?