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Ronda Rousey will show championship form in Expendables 3! So will multi hampion Victor Ortiz!
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) July 24, 2013
According to Sylvester Stallone’s Twitter, a Ronda Rousey movie part awaits; a role in his franchise “Expendables 3”. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Randy Couture have been involved in the “Expendables” franchise before.
Stallone also mentioned that Victor Ortiz would be in the role, hopefully to play a ball room dancer. I’m kidding. He’ll try to hug someone and get punched. Okay, I’m kidding again.
The most interesting thing about this is what was the inevitable; Rousey has turned herself into a star and much like Gina Carano (who never headlined a UFC PPV), has created opportunities outside the UFC. If Rousey becomes a bankable star outside of fighting, would that take her away from the sport?
Whatever happens, for Rousey, this is a great opportunity. Personally, I hope she joins the Fast & Furious franchise so that she can put another arm bar on Michelle Rodriguez.
We finally have the first full length trailer from Sly Stallone’s new movie – The Expendables.
This is the biggest all-star cast of Godlike action heroes in the history of cinema, including heroes from Combat Sports:
– Sylvester Stallone
– Jet Li
– Jason Statham
– Mickey Rourke (Star of The Wrestler)
– Danny Trejo
– Stone Cold Steve Austin (WWE Legend)
– Dolph Lundgren
– Eric Roberts
– Arnold Shwatzenegger
– Randy Couture (UFC Legend)
– Bruce Willis
– Aaron Aguilera (Jesus from WWE)
All they need is Chuck Norris and Jonny Bones Jones!
I’m sorry, I can’t not put up a video with Sylvester Stallone and MMA fighters. And if you look closely, you’ll see Stone Cold Steve Austin blasted in the face by Randy Couture.
It’s kind of odd to be reading an ESPN news story about another sports network picking up their crumbs.
But what ESPN doesn’t want, Versus will gladly take. The Versus network already broadcasts the WEC, sister company to the UFC. They recently did a great television rating for the WEC fight between Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver. They also previously showed Ricky Hatton’s last fight.
With Sergio Mora beating Vernon Forrest for his Super Middleweight title and Steve Forbes going twelve rounds with Oscar De La Hoya, you’d think that the Contender brand would be stronger than ever. But that can’t be the case if ESPN didn’t find use for them with all of their hours of programming to fill. Versus is a good spot for it if they’re going to get behind the show, but it’s definitely a lower cable network.