Ronda Rousey Poses Nude, Breaks Arms and Hearts in ESPN Body Issue

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Ronda Rousey Poses Nude, Breaks Arms and Hearts in ESPN Body Issue
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For fans of Ronda Rousey, June 27 will go down as a great day. 

The Strikeforce female bantamweight champion will reportedly be posing naked in ESPN The Magazine's upcoming Body Issue. The Body Issue has long been the magazine's way of showcasing athletes au naturel with the focus being on the beauty that is their body. 

Rousey confirmed on Twitter this afternoon that she will be posing nude in the magazine. She will be the third female mixed martial artist in the magazine which has featured both Gina Carano and Cris "Cyborg" Santos. 

Rousey has quickly become the face of women's mixed martial arts and has been able to get fans to care about WMMA again with her ability on the microphone and in the cage.

While there isn't any word on what the photo will showcase, it's probably a good guess that it will focus on her girl-butt. 

The Body Issue is ESPN's way to artistically show athletes naked and focus on their amazing musculature. For Rousey to be included in it means that she has been recognized by the industry leader in sports as a relevant athlete with an interesting body. 

Past MMA fighters have included Randy Couture and Jon Jones. Couture's photo focused on his ridiculous cauliflower ear while Jones' photograph showed the UFC champion in action, throwing a knee. 

The issue will be hitting news stands July 13 and will also feature the United States female volleyball team and various other professional athletes. 

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