Just when you thought UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s star couldn’t burn any brighter, news has broken that Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to her New York Times bestselling autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight”. What’s even more impressive about this news is that Rousey has already signed on to produce and star in the picture once the story has been adapted for the big screen.

Screenwriter, Mark Bomback, has signed on to adapt the book, while film executive, Mary Parent, will produce the film alongside Rousey with Bomback also serving as executive producer.

There is currently no timetable for when this project will go into production as Bomback has just begun the adaptation process. Fans should expect something special from Bomback’s adaptation though as he was the screenwriter behind Hollywood hits Unstoppable, The Wolverine, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

As the most dominant fighter in combat sports today, Rousey’s journey to the top has been simply incredible. From losing her father at a young age to suicide, to becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in judo, to her rise to the top of the UFC, Rousey’s struggles have led to sheer greatness.

As the winner of the 2014 and 2015 Best Female Athlete ESPY Award and the 2015 Best Fighter ESPY Award – where she beat out undefeated boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Rousey became the most recognizable fighter in the UFC today and easily the face of the sport as a whole.

Her dominance in the cage and her charisma out of it has lead her down this path of greatness and soon fans will be able to experience her journey on the big screen.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.