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UFC's Ronda Rousey: 'I want to be the highest-grossing actor'

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Ronda Rousey poses for photographers during a weigh-in for the UFC 175 mixed martial arts event at the Mandalay Bay, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. Rousey is scheduled to fight Alexis Davis in a women's bantamweight title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas
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Ronda Rousey poses for photographers during a weigh-in for the UFC 175 mixed martial arts event at the Mandalay Bay, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. Rousey is scheduled to fight Alexis Davis in a women's bantamweight title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is making her first big splash in Hollywood this summer, beginning with her role in The Expendables 3 action movie. And, according to a recent interview, Rousey is bringing the same drive and focus to film-making that she has to Olympic Judo and to MMA.

"I didn't grow up wanting to be an action star. I just didn't think it was in the cards," she admitted.

Now that it's a possibility, I'm like, 'Screw it, I don't give a [expletive]...If 'The Rock' can become the world's highest-grossing actor, I can have that same goal...I want to be the highest-grossing actor in the world some day." 

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