Don’t get too excited yet. If you’ve ever had a chance to check out any of ESPN’s body issues, you will know that yes the athletes are naked in the shoots and NO you won’t see actual private areas as you would in say Brittney Palmer’s Playboy. In the past we’ve seen MMA stars Gina Carano, Jon Jones, the couple formerly known as ‘the Cyborgs,’ and Herschel Walker posing for the publication. Now we see the newly belted women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey (5-0) bare the essentials of a healthy body for the series spread. No exact date is given at this time except that we will see it sometime this fall.
Not only is Rousey known as the current undefeated queen of women’s MMA, but also the first U.S. female to bring home a medal in Judo Olympics as she took Bronze in 2008. Rousey would seem to be the full package with looks, skills, and charisma as she pushes the female MMA scene to new heights. For all this we have every reason to believe that Rousey’s issue will be one of the most highly anticipated issues of the year. Here’s a collection of past stars you may have missed in ESPN’s Body Issues.