It takes a special kind of MMA fighter to appear in Sports Illustrated, a fighter with a certain rare quality that sets them apart from the rest. And when you’re talking about Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition, well one of those rare qualities must be lady parts. Which, hey, UFC female bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey has!
That’s right, kids – our favorite arm-breaker and unbeatable star of all things to do with female cagefighting will be doffing some swim trunks and strutting her stuff. Of course, wearing a bathing suit for the camera is a far cry from that time we got to see her prance around in the buff for ESPN, but whatevs, it’s all about status, and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is indicative of some sort of status. Am I right?
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