Ronda Rousey wont fight at July's UFC 200

By Alex Butler  |  Jan. 13, 2016 at 11:29 PM
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- This time it's Hollywood instead of Holly Holm delivering a kick to Ronda Rousey's UFC persona.

Rousey has "asked for more time off" and she won't fight at UFC 200 in July, according to Yahoo Sports. Rousey is starring in the remake of the movie 'Roadhouse.' Filming for the movie has been pushed back, UFC president Dana White told Yahoo Sports.

Rousey, 28, lost the bantamweight title and her perfect record to Holm on Nov. 14.

"The filming of the movie got pushed back," White told Yahoo Sports. "She could do both, but the question is, should she do both? She could do both, but why should she? The filming is in a time frame where she'd finish before 200, but it would be cutting it too close."

Holm (10-0) is set to fight Miesha Tate on March 5 at UFC 197.

"The way I look at this one is, Ronda has worked her ass off for us for the last three years," White told Yahoo Sports. "She's been fighting, promoting and building the sport. If anyone deserves the time off, it's her. The night [of UFC 193] Holly said she'd do the rematch and that Ronda deserved it and everything else. So we were holding it for her if she wanted to do it."

"What that woman has done is above and beyond what anyone has done. I mean, it's just unbelievable what she's done in the last three years. Anything we needed, she didn't say no to anything; said no to nothing. She even took over responsibilities somebody else was supposed to have. So when she tells me she wants more time, you know what? She's got it."

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