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UFC champ Ronda Rousey cast in lead role of 'Road House' remake

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

I thought you'd be bigger male.

Hollywood is moving forward with a remake of the 1989 cult classic "Road House," which starred the late Patrick Swayze as "Dalton," an even-tempered bouncer who elects to clean up the "Double Deuce" and rid its town of some evil henchmen.

Taking over for Swayze will be UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

"It is a great honor to play a part in celebrating the life of a man that inspired so many," Rousey said on Instagram. "I couldn't be more grateful to have this opportunity to pay respect to the beloved Patrick Swayze. I promise to work incessantly to make sure this project is a tribute his family and fans can be proud of."

The Olympian reached out to Swayze's widow, Lisa Nieme, to get approval for the part and received it, according to MMA Fighting.

A script for the remake is still pending.

Rousey (12-0) is no stranger to action movies, having appeared in the "Expendables" and "Fast/Furious" franchise films, among others. After recently beating the brakes off Bethe Correia in Brazil, "Rowdy" will move on to defend her 135-pound strap at UFC 193, then take this star-struck marine dancing.

I hope she remembers to "be nice."

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