Ronda Rousey’s UFC career is potentially over, but that doesn’t mean she’s leaving the limelight anytime soon. After filming an episode of the NBC TV show “Blindspot,” the MMA fighter plans to do more acting.
In an interview with TMZ, Rousey expressed an interest in returning to the show, in which she’ll play a prison inmate that is behind bars for transporting weapons across state lines.
“Blindspot was awesome. I really loved it. I hope I get to go back,” Rousey told TMZ.
TMZ had a more lengthy conversation with UFC president Dana White, who seemed confident that Rousey would like to go back on the show for a second season.
“If this thing goes to another season, I think she wants to stay there,” White said. “She loves it. She had a great time. She said the cast and everybody involved is awesome, so she’s having a good time.”
White was also asked about the possibility of Rousey landing roles in Hollywood outside of her latest project.
“I’m sure she will,” White said. “That’s what she likes to do.”
White didn’t say anything about her future in the UFC, which might not include any more fights. Rousey returned to the octagon on Dec. 30 after more than a 13-month hiatus, and she lost the UFC women’s bantamweight championship fight in just 48 seconds. It was her first bout since being knocked out by Holly Holm in November 2015.
With the world of MMA possibly in her rearview mirror, Rousey has a chance to land some prominent acting roles. She already appeared in “The Expendables 3,” “Furious 7” and “Entourage” in between bouts.
Rousey was supposed to be in the remake of “Road House,” though filming of the movie has been delayed.