It didn't take long for UFC president Dana White to weigh-in on the news that UFC women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey had been offered a role in a future "Hunger Games" sequel alongside Jennifer Lawrence.
"You know how I feel about the movie stuff. When Rampage did the movie, it was his dream to be a part of the A-Team. I don't want to take away any opportunities from Ronda, but at the same time, her window of opportunity as a professional athlete is really narrow. She could make a zillion movies when she retires. Where she's really going to get the money is here fighting. I don't care if she's the lead role in 'The Hunger Games 2,' she would not make anywhere near - I mean, not even in the universe - to the money she makes fighting."
From a business perspective, it makes all the sense in the world that White would come out guns blazing following "The Hunger Games" report.
After all, his decision to create a WMMA 135-pound division, and ultimately ride the Ronda Rousey wave has already proven to be a brilliant decision and a huge success.
Saturday night's UFC 157 event is a perfect illustration of that, as Rousey's much-anticipated UFC debut has already surpassed all expectations.
In addition to a sellout crowd of 15,525 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., that generated a live gate of over $1.4 million, the preliminary pay-per-view numbers have been staggering.
"PPV was huge; she's a legit star," texted UFC chairman Lorenzo Fertitta Monday night.
Although the Ultimate Fighting Championship doesn't publicly share its official numbers, the LA Times is reporting that, including replays, Rousey’s first-round (armbar) submission of Liz Carmouche could near 500,000 PPV buys.
Although the actual numbers aren't in, Rousey's UFC 157 bout is projected to crush the previous high-mark for a female fight.
The record, belonging to the first-ever women's boxing PPV card between the daughters of Muhammad Ali (Laila) and Joe Frazier (Jacqui Frazier-Lyde), generated 125,000 buys in 2008.
Should Rousey keep fighting until her abilities have deteriorated, like White suggests, or should she abandon the WMMA throne and head for "Tinseltown"?