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09th Jan 2017

Chael Sonnen gives brutally honest assessment of Ronda Rousey’s chances in Hollywood

No Oscars in her future

Ben Kiely

It wasn’t that long ago when a genuine fear of being oversaturated with Ronda Rousey movies started to become a distinct possibility.

The former UFC women’s bantamweight queen began her movie career with cameo roles in major blockbusters. After making brief appearances in films such as The Expendables III, Fast and Furious 7 and Entourage, she was announced as the leading lady of the upcoming remake of Patrick Swayze’s cult classic Road House.

Then it was being reported that she would play a significant role in an upcoming Tina Fey film called ‘Do Nothing Bitches,’ who’s title comes from a famous phrase Rousey uttered on an episode of UFC Embedded.

When winning inside the Octagon, her stock kept rising outside of it, which would explain why she was being offered major roles and having movies written for her, but she’s no longer an undefeated champion with an air of invincibility. After suffering back-to-back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes respectively, all that movie talk has quietened down.

Looking at some of her past on-screen performances, it’s probably for the best.

Bellator star Chael Sonnen certainly doesn’t believe that Rowdy is made of the right stuff to make the switch from the MGM to Tinseltown as her next career move after going on a two-fight skid. The American Gangster broke it down in plain English to TMZ Sports why acting isn’t the right move for her.

“Be careful with that. I want what’s best for Ronda, but if were operating in a level of reality here these things are all tied together here. This girl can’t act. Nor should she be able to, she’s not a trained actor. She was in those opportunities because she was very famous and she had some offers herself.”

“It is a house of cards, if one goes, they all go.”

Sonnen hinted that there won’t be a drastic career change in Rousey’s immediate future, because she’s still in her prime fighting years. Although she may not be contesting for a belt anytime soon, she’s still one of the biggest draws on the UFC’s roster.

“She is in her prime right now. She is 29 years old. Things are not going to get any better. Is she a title contender in the future or ever? No, those days are long gone. However, there is something to be said for being a top 10. For going out there and mixing up and seeing where your skills are, drawing tickets, giving the audience what they want. There’s something to be said for that.