"Actually, the reality is that it was probably...there was a very good chance that the promotion of Rousey was too successful because she's been offered a role in the next...whatever it is...the next Hunger Games movie that they're going to film," said Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer radio. "And once that happens it's like...you know, who knows? She's making a lot of money fighting, I don't know what those numbers are going to be when they come out when they're released. But she's making a ton of money. They signed her to a hell of a contract because they really did believe...not necessarily that she'd be this giant PPV draw, but in other ways she'd be incredibly valuable to the company. And so far she has turned out to be more valuable than they expected."
No word yet from Rousey's camp if the star judoka plans to accept the role or stick with fighting, but who knows?
Gina Carano made a successful transition from MMA fighting into acting, as she appeared in the action flick, Haywire, in 2011, and made a ton of money from doing so.
Times have changed in recent years, as there is more money in female fighting than ever before. Rousey's purse from her appearance at UFC 157 wasn't released, but the event sold an estimated 400k pay-per-views, which was far better than expected.
No word yet on how much money she was offered to appear in Hunger Games.