Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey begins prep for role in Peter Berg's 'Mile 22'
We don't hear a ton from Ronda Rousey these days.
The former UFC women's bantamweight champion was balancing her fighting and acting careers until her failings in the cage dried up some of her Hollywood propects.
Rousey was set to star in a remake of the 80's classic "Road House" until Holly Holm dolled the champ her first loss in a brutal knockout at UFC 193 back in 2015. After a year away from the sport, Rousey's return to the Octagon went even worse. It only took reigning champ Amanda Nunes 48 seconds to TKO Rousey back at UFC 207 last December.
With no return to fighting in sight, Rousey seems to be focused on salvaging her acting career and building a supplement company.
"I'm getting ready to start filming 'Mile 22,'" Rousey posted Friday. "It's pretty cool. I get to have an opportunity to train my thespian muscles which is always a fantastic time. For my role, I'm going to be more svelte than buff. That's what I'm talking about. To try and get more into character I've changed my workouts around to make me a little more lean and a little less buff than I am now.
"I'm embarking on a project to make my body fit this role that I want to play for this movie."
Starring Mark Wahlberg, the plot of "Mile 22" centers on a CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer "forced to work together as they confront violent and extreme political corruption."
Rousey was expected to star in "Mile 22" during its early development but saw her role greatly reduced after STX chairman Adam Fogelson had major concerns over her acting chops. That leading role eventually shifted to Lauren Cohan, best known for her role on "The Walking Dead."
Rousey had bit parts in 2014's "The Expendables 3" and 2015's "Furious 7" and "Entourage," but nothing to write home about.