UFC News: Ronda Rousey’s return on hold, shifts focus on ‘Road House’ remake

By Peter Erick Magbanua@dakelsmb on

The road back to the Octagon for former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey might take a detour as she is keen on starring in the remake film “Road House,” which is set to start filming this year.

Although Rousey confirmed that she is very much keen with a rematch with current champion Holly Holm, giving signs of having seen back in training and sparring with her trainer Edmond Tarverdyan.

UFC president Dana White wanted to have Rousey in UFC 200 set in July, but things were delayed with her commitment to the film remake. White hoped to pit Rousey by November but things are not quite going with the UFC honcho as the filming of the movie has been pushed back until May with the film’s script still pending.

She is also set to cast in other films such as Mark Wahlberg’s “Mile 22” and Tina Fey’s “Do Nothing Bitches.”

“I promised that I would film ‘Road House’ after the last fight. I made a promise, and that’s it. My word means something, and I’m going to film ‘Road House’ first,” Rousey said on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

However, this has caused disappointment for WWE superstar and former UFC champion Brock Lesnar in an interview at Sports Center. He stated that Rousey must make her choice on being a fighter or becoming an actor on screen.

“You can’t be a fighter and be in 10 movies a year. She’s going to have to step back and figure out what Ronda wants to do,” Lesnar said.

Rousey is September last year confirmed to star in the remake of the 1989 film that originally starred Patrick Swayze. The film is about a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar, who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt businessman.

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