Hallelujah! Ronda Rousey confirmed she’s drank the combat sports kool-aid and won’t be pulling a Carano on us any time soon:
“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.”
She makes an interesting point on Hollywood only wanting you because you’re famous from fighting, and once they screw up your fighting career they suddenly don’t give two shits about you any more. Her own assessment of the situation, or Dana White’s words being repeated? Regardless, it’s nice to know the new ‘Face of Women’s MMA’ isn’t interested in abandoning the sport for the first shiny opportunity that comes along.