Rousey managed to get away from the UFC grind by filming for her role in The Expendables 3 in Bulgaria this month, and she will now head to Atlanta to immediately pick up another acting role in the new Fast and Furious 7 movie already in production.
Rousey was definitely a bit burnt out, but UFC President Dana White thinks her recent trip to Bulgaria helped reinvigorate her.
"She keeps me in the loop on everything and according to her she's reinvigorated and this thing was the best thing ever for her," White told FOX Sports. "She was burnt. She was smoked from the day she signed with the UFC, all the work she had to do, The Ultimate Fighter, the list goes on and on. I think her stint on The Ultimate Fighter had a lot to do with the fact that she was burning out.
"She says that this trip over there has been amazing for her. She says don't worry about me, I got this."
It appears that White has changed his tune on UFC fighters taking movie roles. Just four years ago, he was clearly against it.
"I hate it with a [expletive] passion," White said when asked about UFC fighters who take movie roles. "'You're a fighter; you're not a movie star.' It's so [expletive] funny because fighters want to be movie stars, and movie stars want to act like they're fighters. 'Get a [expletive] grip. You're a fighter, and you're a [expletive] movie star. Alright?'"
Rousey is expected to film for approximately a month on Fast and Furious 7, before returning home to California around mid-November.
The timing is a bit of a concern because Rousey has a fight on Dec. 28 against rival Miesha Tate in the co-main event for UFC 168 in Las Vegas.
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