Ultimate Fighting champion Ronda Rousey is in negotiations to appear in "Fast and Furious 7."
Rousey, a mixed martial artist, became the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion in 2012. She has been featured in two ESPN magazine issues and also appeared on the cover of Maxim. But her newest venture could take her career to the big screen.
Rousey is allegedly in negotiations for a supporting role in "Fast and Furious 7." If she secures the role, training for her next fight will be moved to Atlanta, where the movie is to be filmed, Variety magazine reported. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, producer Neal H. Moritz and writer Chris Morgan will also be returning for the next film. James Wan will be the director.
While a number of "Fast and Furious" movies have already been produced, it does not appear that fasn are getting tired of them anytime soon. The most recent "Fast and Furious" earned over $740 million worldwide, the highest grossing film for Universal to date.
Rousey also recently committed to a role in "The Expendables 3." Both films will be heavily action-based and rely on Rousey's skills as a fighter. Despite a busy schedule, Rousey still has plans to compete in the next Ultimate Fighting championship. The fight will take place at the end of December, meaning that Rousey would have to film both films back to back in order to have enough time to train for competition day. Rousey is expected to take a strict, 45 days of straight training, according to Variety.
In the past, Rousey has been credited with bringing attention to women's mixed martial arts. Her double appearance on the cover of ESPN helped to further that public image. She was one of only four athletes to appear on ESPN's Anniversary Issue.