Ronda Rousey to appear in ESPN's next body issue

by Steven Marrocco | source:

Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is expected to be featured in the 2012 edition of ESPN The Magazine's "The Body Issue," multiple sources close to the fighter today told issue's release date could not be confirmed, though it could hit stands this fall.

"The Body Issue" features pro athletes in various states of undress (with strategic hand and equipment placement). Other MMA fighters, including Gina Carano and Jon Jones, have been featured in the always-popular edition of the magazine.

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Rousey has been forthright about nude images, making contrary remarks on TapouT radio about UFC ring card girls appearing in Playboy.

“With all these ring girls and their vaginas, – all of this goes back to advice my mom gave me. She gave me this one piece of advice, which I still hold dear. She said, ‘Look, whatever pictures you put out there are gonna be out there forever, so just think that one day your 12 or 13-year-old son or daughter is going to see those pictures. Whatever you want your son or daughter, or even your 13-year-old little sister to see, keep that in mind.’ So, whatever I’m not gonna show on a beach, I’m not gonna show in a magazine. These girls are going to have to explain to their kids one day why mommy’s ass and vagina are all over the place.”

Rousey was even more blunt in an interview with MTV.

"I'm not going to show my nipples, cooch or butthole," Rousey said. "That's my limit! Mom told me that any pictures I take will be around forever and I don't want to take pictures that I would be ashamed to show my little sisters."

So expect strategic placement.

Past issues have included several MMA notables.

The Good


The Baaaad

 The Ugly (that's Randy Couture's ear)

Jon Jones ... beeeep

Chris Santos and her husband Evangelista Santos. And beep

Herschel Walker. Walker is blue, not sure why.



Past non MMA athletes baring almost all include ...

...the US Women's Polo Team


...WNBA player Diana Taurasi


... Javelin thrower Rachel Yurkovich


... volleyball player Kim Glass


...Olympic skier Julia Mancuso

... wheelchair tennis player Ester Vergeer


...the US Water Polo Team (again)


...and pool player Jeanette Lee. Pool isn't even a sport, but no one is complaining.  

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EdgarWishesHeWasSmooth site profile image  

3/23/12 4:52 PM by EdgarWishesHeWasSmooth

I see what you did there. Well played. Where's Mix6Plix (or whatever) anyway?

BrCutter site profile image  

3/23/12 4:46 PM by BrCutter

Just the feet.

easedel site profile image  

3/23/12 4:35 PM by easedel

many of sock shall become pregnant this day

john joe site profile image  

3/23/12 2:43 PM by john joe

thisi dont care if this is unprofessional, i fuckin LOVE ronda rousey. If i lived in the US i would be stealing underwear from her washing line right this minute

CrocopPleaseRetire site profile image  

3/23/12 2:17 PM by CrocopPleaseRetire

Fuc!@ing in!! Ronda is so hot!!

Porkchop site profile image  

3/23/12 1:30 PM by Porkchop

I'm not hating on ronda for doing this, I'll be one of the first to go look at the picture.she hasn't come out and said it's true to my knowledge. which would be wierd if someone just signed her up for this without her knowing. if that is allowed then that is pretty fucked up.crooklyn is cool with ronda and introduced her to the UG. I'm wondering if she can talk to ronda and find out what the deal is here?ronda came here to post only like once before so I doubt she'll comment directly to us. but if crooklyn can get the inside scoop, that'd be good.not that I care all that much but she obviously has taken a liking to the style of chael. and chael will say things just to stir shit up. seems like she might be trying to do the same.

Glovegate site profile image  

3/23/12 10:52 AM by Glovegate

She said they'll have to explain why mommy's ass is all over the place. ESPN has shown ass.If she does it, I think you'll have to reserve your holy judgement until the pictures come out and we know what she was willing to show.As far as having a grasp on the situation goes, she was talking about advice her mother gave her not necessarily any magazine in particular. If she mentions others having to explain why mommy's ass is "all over the place" and then goes and shows her ass then well... you see.

NiteProwleR site profile image  

3/23/12 10:28 AM by NiteProwleR

mommy what is cameltoe haha

billyball2 site profile image  

3/23/12 10:06 AM by billyball2

Fuck that!I hope they show her with dildos and bull-whips...

Ya Mon site profile image  

3/23/12 10:00 AM by Ya Mon

And she is a hypocrite