Rumors began swirling that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would start taking on movie roles almost the second that she signed with WME (William Morris Endeavor), the largest and oldest talent agency in the world.
While most speculation centered on her possibly landing a role in one of the Hunger Games sequels, it appears that Rousey will be taking a part in the next iteration of The Expendables.
Sylvester Stallone, who wrote and stars in The Expendables franchise of films, announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday night.
“Ronda Rousey will show championship form in Expendables 3! So will multi champion Victor Ortiz!” he tweeted.
Ronda Rousey will show championship form in Expendables 3! So will multi champion Victor Ortiz!
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) July 24, 2013
The Expendables has starred such luminaries as Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis, alongside Stallone.
No details about Rousey’s role in the Expendables 3 were revealed.
Rousey first takes up a role as head coach opposite Miesha Tate on the next season of the UFC’s venerable reality series The Ultimate Fighter, which airs on Fox Sports 1 this fall. The two will then square off in the Octagon on Dec. 28 at UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II in Las Vegas.