Ronda Rousey joins the Lifetime Network with three movie deal

Ronda Rousey is continuing her move into Hollywood and away from the Octagon with a new three-picture deal with the Lifetime Network.

The network is revamping its lineup to move away from sensationalized features like "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" and "Secret Lives of Second Wives" by booking deals with athletes like Rousey and tennis star Serena Williams.

According to Deadline, Rousey has signed a three-movie deal with Lifetime with her films bringing "stories that reflect her passions about empowerment to the screen". Rousey's deal is part of Lifetime's 2016-2017 developmental slate of upcoming projects.

Rousey will develop and produce features on female empowerment for the network but from the sound of things she won't be starring in the projects -- although that could change in the future.

Rousey has been focused on her acting career lately while waiting for her return to the UFC later this year.

Following her loss to Holly Holm last November, Rousey took time off to work on a pair of movie projects that were expected to film in early 2016 with the "Road House" remake as well as "Mile 22" where she was starring alongside Mark Wahlberg.

As of now, neither film has actually started production, and there's no date on the horizon when either of them could get off the ground.

It looks like for now, Rousey will turn her focus to the new movie deal with Lifetime, as the network launches a new female empowerment focus with the UFC superstar as one of its key elements.