Ronda Rousey to appear nude in ESPN’s ‘Body’ issue

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Today ESPN released it’s complete list of athlete’s that will appear in it’s upcoming ‘Body’ Issue. The issue, which debuted in 2010 has garnered criticism and accolades for featuring some of the world’s best professional athletes nude, albeit with some parts cleverly hidden.

With the issue hitting newsstands July 13, just two weeks before the start of the London Games, this year’s Body Issue will also shine a spotlight on U.S. Olympians, including 24-year-old decathlete Ashton Eaton, who set a new decathlon world record at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on June 23, and Carmelita Jeter, who placed first in the 100m qualifying event that same day in Oregon.

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Most important to note for fans of mixed martial arts, is that current Strikeforce Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey was announced as one of the featured athletes. The biggest demographic for MMA, 18-34 yr. old males, have already begun to drool.

Rousey will be the second Strikeforce Women’s Champion to be featured in the issue. Gina Carano was featured in the debut edition in 2010:

Gina Carano