Ronda Rousey has found a way to stay in the spotlight, regardless of whether or not she ever fights again.
It was revealed Tuesday that the former Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champion has landed a guest starring role on NBC's crime drama “Blindspot.” Rousey will appear in the 20th episode of the second season, scheduled to air in May.
“Rousey will be playing Devon Penberthy, a female prison inmate who grew up in a working class family from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and is serving time for transporting weapons across state lines,” read an NBC press release. “She is a tough, athletic woman who knows how to fight and handle a weapon.”
In her crossovers outside the cage thus far, the 30-year-old Rousey has tended toward the big screen rather than the small one. In 2014, Rousey appeared in “The Expendables 3,” followed by roles in “Furious 7” and “Entourage” a year later. Last year, the Olympic judo bronze medalist made her first television acting appearance in an episode “Drunk History.”
After starting her career 12-0, becoming Strikeforce and UFC champion and emerging as one of the biggest stars in MMA history, Rousey was knocked out via head kick and lost her title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia in November 2015. Last December, Rousey returned to the Octagon after 13 months away, but was destroyed by current women's bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes in a mere 48 seconds.
“Blindspot” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.