Ronda Rousey has been offered a Hunger Games movie role, and has an action figure featuring 'arm collection'

This Ronda Rousey action figure might be the coolest thing ever

2/27/13 in MMA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Ronda Rousey has been offered a Hunger Games movie role, and has an action figure featuring 'arm collection'


Ronda Rousey has officially hit the big time now. She has reportedly been offered a role in the second installment of the 'Hunger Games' trilogy, and she just won the first women's fight in UFC history.

Better yet, there's going to be a Ronda Rousey action figure released in April.

The best part, in my opinion, is "The Arm Collection" that you can see in the bottom right corner.

Rousey has won all of her fights by first round arm bar so far, leaving her with a 7-0 record in professional MMA. There are 8 arms in her "Arm Collection" that comes with the action figure, so perhaps it's a sign of things to come.

Some other impressive touches are the Olympic medal (Rousey won bronze in Judo in the 2008 Beijing games) and the UFC belt.

As far as the potential acting career goes, UFC president Dana White says that Rousey could earn more by sticking with MMA rather than taking on the 'Hunger Games' role.

"You know how I feel about the movie stuff. When Rampage did the movie, it was his dream to be a part of the A-Team. I don't want to take away any opportunities from Ronda, but at the same time, her window of opportunity as a professional athlete is really narrow. She could make a zillion movies when she retires. Where she's really going to get the money is here fighting. I don't care if she's the lead role in ‘The Hunger Games 2,' she would not make anywhere near - I mean, not even in the universe - to the money she makes fighting."

White obviously doesn't want Rousey to go the way of Gina Carano, the former Strikeforce women's champ who dabbled in acting, only to quit MMA altogether in favor of her cinematic career.

It seems a bit disingenuous to say that Rousey couldn't make as much as a movie lead as she could make in MMA. The UFC is notorious for low fighter pay, and a couple losses could make Rousey (and the entire women's division) a casualty just like Jon Fitch, who was recently the 9th ranked welterweight right before getting unceremoniously axed by the UFC.

It's a fickle business, and Dana White is riding the hot hand right now. But Ronda might not always be this marketable, and she may want to keep that in mind before turning down a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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2/27/13   |   Jess   |   34836 respect

Weird, they're post-production on Catching Fire - they must have figured they'd edit her part in somewhere...unless whatever report it was got the wrong movie and it's Mockingjay instead. 

/nerd girl

This action figure is badass. The thing I find amusing though is if you were to dress her in the LBD included. Looking fancy with that facial expression? Priceless.