Ronda Rousey isn’t fading away from the spotlight after losing her UFC title to Holly Holm in November. Rousey will host Saturday Night Live on NBC on Jan. 23.
SNL made the announcement on Tuesday. Rousey will be joined on the show by pop star Selena Gomez, who will perform live.
Rousey will join the likes of Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter and Peyton Manning as athletes who have hosted Saturday Night Live. She is the first Olympian to host the show since 2012.
Rousey largely removed herself from the public spotlight after being defeated for the first time by Holly Holm and losing her UFC title on Nov. 15. Rousey‘s rematch with Holm is expected to be July 9 in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White said recently.
But could it be Rousey’s last fight if she loses again? “I guess it’s all going to be determined by what happens in the rematch,” Rousey recently told ESPN The Magazine. “Everything is going to be determined by that. Either I’ll win and keep going or I won’t and I’ll be done with everything.”
For now, we’ll (hopefully) see the lighter side of Rousey, who will likely need to make fun of herself a bit in the lighthearted spirit of SNL.
Rousey has experience on the big screen, having appeared in the movies “The Expendables 3,” “Fast & Furious 7” and “Entourage.” She is also set to star in the remake of the cult classic, “Roadhouse,” and a movie based on her best-selling autobiography.