Ronda Rousey, the
The UFC's unbeaten female bantamweight champion said, "If 'The Rock' can become the world's highest-grossing actor, I can have that same goal."
Rousey will be featured in "The Expendables 3," which is set to open in the U.S. on Aug. 15. She'll also appear in "Fast & Furious 7" and "Entourage" next year.
"I didn't grow up wanting to be an action star," Rousey said in the interview. "I just didn't think it was in the cards. Now that it's a possibility ... I want to be the highest-grossing actor in the world someday."
The "Expendables" franchise has featured several legendary actors. When asked who made the biggest impression on her, it was another of the world's highest-grossing actors.
"When I saw him, I was like, 'Do I introduce myself? Do I go out of my way to do it? Do I pretend to not notice him?' I just lost it."
Rousey, who is 10-0 in mixed martial arts fights and 4-0 in UFC title defenses, is looking to return to the octagon in December. Former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano, who is also an actor but has yet to sign a UFC contract, is Rousey's most likely opponent.