Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is set to return to competition in the Octagon after being out for over a year.
Rousey announced prior to her last fight, which ended in her first professional MMA loss against Holly Holm at UFC 193, that she was going to be taking a break from fighting to tackle some acting for some movie projects.
Here, we take a look at one of Ronda’s acting gigs that will air today on Comedy Central’s newest episode of “Drunk History.”
In the skit, Rousey plays the part of Gallus Mag, who was a well-known female bouncer at The Hole in the Wall bar in New York back in the 19th century.
“When I first heard about this story and someone biting an ear off, I just thought, ‘Who would be the coolest person we could get to do that?’” “Drunk History” creator Derek Waters said to MMAjunkie. “Luckily, Ronda was a fan of the show, and so she immediately said, ‘Yes,’ which made us so, so happy.”
Waters told MMA Junkie of the fun and delightful experience he had working with the former champion.
“When we were shooting with her, our stuntman, his name is Jimmy Waitman, he said to me, ‘In the next scene, it says Ronda tells a bar patron to get out of here, and I was wondering if I could pitch her a stunt,’” Waters said of the experience. “I said, ‘Yeah, but remember she’s an athlete. She might legally not be able to do anything or she might not want to do any stunts.’ So I say start small and see how she reacts.
“They meet, and Jimmy says, ‘Ronda, can you body slam me?’ She was like, ‘Sure, what do you want?’ I was like Jimmy, that’s starting small?
“I’ve never seen anyone get thrown down quicker than that. That was so impressive” Waters said.
Ronda Rousey is set to take on UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in a five-round title fight at UFC 207 on December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Who are you picking to win? Share your prediction for the fight with us in the comment section!