UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has renegotiated her contract with the mixed martial arts league. UFC officials did not reveal Rousey’s salary, but confirmed Thursday the 28-year-old had signed a “multi-fight deal.”
Rousey discussed her new contract during an appearance Wednesday on ESPN’s “First Take,” but did not go into specifics, according to Fox Sports. “I’m a UFC fighter. I just renegotiated. I have a lot of fights that I have in the UFC before I would be able to go do anything else,” she said.
She confirmed the new deal after the show’s hosts asked her if she would be willing to fight Laila Ali, the undefeated women’s boxing legend who said this month she would defeat Rousey if the two ever fought. Rousey acknowledged she now focuses on training her boxing skills, but said she’s focused on her UFC career at the moment.
“I would love to try it, but I have a lot going on,” Rousey said when asked about boxing. “I have fights. I have two movies coming out. I have a book coming out. My schedule is a little full.”
Aside from her UFC career, Rousey appeared in the 2014 action film “The Expendables 3” and has roles in upcoming movies “Furious 7” and “Entourage.” She’s also appeared in ESPN the Magazine’s “Body Issue” and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Rousey earned a total of $130,000 when she defeated Cat Zingano in 14 seconds last month at UFC 184, according to the California State Athletic Commission. She will next fight Bethe Correia, also undefeated, on Aug. 1 at the UFC 190 pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Correia discussed the upcoming bout during an appearance on Brazilian television show “Sensei,” according to SB Nation’s Bloody Elbow blog.
“I was born a fighter. I have a warrior inside of me. I think it’s time to show Ronda is not all that people think she is. I know she’s been winning, but she shows a lot of holes in her game,” Correia said.