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Fear not Ronda Rousey fans, the "Rowdy" one will continue to disfigure arms will for your viewing pleasure as the current UFC women's bantamweight champion says she is not planning on taking any major breaks from her MMA career in favor of a gig as an actress.
"People have reached out to us for various things, but I've learned from other people's actions before, I mean - I think a classic example is when ‘Rampage' [Jackson] was doing so well in MMA and then he left to go do the ‘A-Team' stuff for a long time and the movie did well, and he did a really good job in it but he kind of fell out of that fighting rhythm and he never really regained his stride in fighting again. And that's what people knew him for, and that's what Hollywood was interested in him for in the first place, and when he lost that - the fighting success that he had before, Hollywood lost its interest. So I really am keeping fighting my number one priority right now, and if we can fit in some other opportunities around the fighting then I'm very, very happy to do that, but my window of opportunity in MMA is very short and I'm going to - it's going to have 100 percent of my attention and then afterward I can do whatever comes along. But right now all the Hollywood stuff has to work around the fighting and not the other way around."
-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey tells "Showdown" Joe Ferraro of Canadian news outlet Sportsnet that fighting is her top priority and she is not planning on putting her mixed martial arts (MMA) career on hold anytime soon to pursue potential options in the movie industry. Following her successful title defense against Liz Carmouche in the first-ever women's UFC fight at UFC 157 last February, rumors surfaced "Rowdy" was offered a role in the sequel to the blockbuster "Hunger Games" film. While it would be a tremendous crossover opportunity, the 26-year-old doesn't seem particularly interested, saying she is entirely focused on keeping active inside the Octagon. The Olympian's comments echo those of UFC President Dana White (red them here), in that she believes there is only a minimal amount of time for fighters to make a mark on the sport and she does not want to waste her chance to do just that, pointing to former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson as an example of where a turn to an acting career could lead.