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Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey signs three-picture movie deal with Lifetime network

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Dude, Meredith Baxter-Birney is soooooo 1992.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion and TIME 100 darling Ronda Rousey will continue to brighten her star outside the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), as the "Rowdy" Olympian recently landed a new gig with Lifetime cable network.

From Deadline:

Lifetime unveiled movie projects with Ronda Rousey, Janet Jackson and Serena Williams as part of its 2016-2017 development slate announced today. Rousey has signed a three-picture movie deal to bring stories that reflect her passions about empowerment to the screen, according to the network.

Great for them, bad for us.

The more projects Rousey racks up outside the Octagon (like this), the less time she'll have to devote to her combat sports career. Perhaps a rematch against Holly Holm -- followed by a 135-pound title fight -- could put a cap on her remarkable MMA career.

The 29-year-old role model is expected to make her UFC return here.

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