Ronda Rousey: Behind the Scenes of Her UFC Magazine Shoot

Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistOctober 23, 2012

If you subscribe to UFC magazine, it probably didn't escape your notice that Ronda Rousey adorned the cover of the serial publication's August issue.

The edition was the first half of a two-part Olympic theme the UFC conjured up for its product, with Rousey featured on the August cover and Dan Henderson—another former USA Olympian—featured on the September publication.

Though Rousey's cover shot has been in circulation for a few months now, here's your chance to get just a little bit more Ronda. 

The behind the scenes video (hat tip to Fighthub for the post) features Rousey waxing philosophical, leading cameras around the room, frolicking on training equipment (though the frolicking is more child-climbing-a-tree than sexual, so temper your expectations) and, of course, picking people up and tossing them to the mat.

And, keep in mind that the shoot was for an Olympic themed issue of UFC magazine, so naturally, Rousey does sport an oversized, unbuttoned "USA" emblazoned coat. 

Rousey's cover-girl status is very much emblematic of her rising star in the sport of mixed martial arts. Consider that she has now been featured on a magazine for a promotion she is not in, and one with no female fighters. 

Also consider that that accolade seems to be little more than a drop in the bucket of the publicity she's enjoyed this year.

And with each victory in the Strikeforce cage, and each branding initiative outside it, the Rousey image continues to figure more prominently into today's MMA scene. 

Enjoy the video.