At 27 years old, Ronda Rousey finds herself in a unique position.
On one hand, Rousey is the currently undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight champion. In a UFC landscape devoid of Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva, she's arguably the biggest star in the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization.
On the other hand, she also has a budding career in Hollywood to balance with her fistic pursuits. Rousey has already wrapped shooting for roles in such major films as The Expendables 3 and Fast and the Furious 7, and later this spring she will begin work on a silver screen version of HBO's series Entourage, as well as filming a role in an adaptation of the novel The Athena Project.
With so many acting roles on her plate, could Rousey's days in the Octagon be numbered?
To hear her tell it, UFC President Dana White and company have nothing to fear.
"Well, I’m a fighter, I enjoy fighting," Rousey said earlier today at a UFC 170 media scrum (watch video here). "I was doing judo for a decade and a half for pretty much no money. If money was what was really important for me, I might be a stockbroker right now. I just want to have enough money to be able to enjoy what I enjoy for a living. Right now the main thing I enjoy is fighting."
And for anyone who thinks her upcoming spate of acting gigs may be distracting Rousey -- who faces fellow Olympic medalist-turned undefeated MMA fighter Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Feb. 22, 2014 -- well, think again.
"I need to focus on the fight," Rousey said. "I really feel my life is on every single time time I'm out there. Anything that would distract me from that -- no matter how cool and amazing it is -- I just can't afford to give it that much of my attention right now."
For more on Rousey's upcoming UFC 170 bout with McMann click here.