Safe to say it was a banner weekend for Ronda Rousey.
The 26-year-old fighter beat Liz Carmouche on a first-round armbar submission, giving her the victory in the first women's fight in UFC history. The bout proved to be an enormous financial success for the UFC.
And now radio host Dave Meltzer of “The Wrestling Observer” is reporting that Rousey has received an offer to act in a future installment of the smash-hit Hunger Games series. It is unclear which movie Rousey would be in, but seeing as the sequel to The Hunger Games is set for release on Nov. 23, it might be too late for Rousey to join that film. The third installment, Mockingjay, is split into two films to be released in 2014 and 2015.
The series is headlined by Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
"There is a lot of interest in Ronda for movies," a source told the New York Post. "But she just won the biggest fight of her career and she's been focused on that."
Rousey would not be the first female fighter to take her talents from the ring to the big screen. Gina Carano, a former MMA fighter, has appeared in several popular films, including Haywire and Fast and Furious 6.
A deal is far from done, and Rousey told the Post that she's got business to accomplish before she takes on another pursuit.
"I'm a fighter first," Rousey said on Feb. 14. "I came straight [to this interview] from sparring, not from getting my eye brows done. Once I feel like my fighting career is done, then maybe I’ll go into something else."
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