Ronda Rousey has already verbally agreed to a rematch with Holly Holm at UFC 200. That means she only has about seven months to train and even fewer when you factor in the time she needs to let her injuries heal.
Despite that, it sounds like Rousey won't be devoting all of her time to getting ready for the fight. According to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta, she still has to make good on two movie commitments she made earlier this year.
According to Fertitta, Rousey will film her parts in both the upcoming Road House remake as well as Mile 22 with Mark Wahlberg early next year. Then, once those are behind her, she will focus on training full-time.
She made some commitments before the fight to make two movies. So she's going to do that. Then get back to training in the Octagon.
When the two last spoke, Fertitta says that the former champ is "very disappointed," but also very eager to get another shot at the title.
"I went out to see her in L.A. Had some real good conversations with her," he said. "She is, as you would expect, very disappointed. Distraught, to some extent. She's never lost. She never lost a fight in the Octagon. She never lost a fight in the street. She didn't know what it was like. Right? She is chomping to be back in there."
To an outsider's perspective, it doesn't seem like a very good idea to be spending so much time shooting movies rather than training, especially when you only have a few months to heal and get back into fight shape.
While Fertitta acknowledges that Rousey is still interested in exploring her options outside of the Octagon, he's adamant that she'll be ready in time for UFC 200.
She has options. But let me tell you what. Ronda is the single most competitive person I've ever met in my life. If you don't think she isn't ready right now, she's plotting her comeback. I don't think anything can stop her from coming back.