Not only is Ronda Rousey arguably the greatest ever female athlete, she’s also undeniably one of the hottest. To… umm… illustrate the point, check out a few shots of Rousey from her Sports Illustrated: Swimwear Edition shoot!
If you’re not aware of who Ronda Rousey is, as well as obviously being incredibly hot, she’s also an American mixed martial artist, judoka and sometimes even an actress. She’s currently the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, having lost last year in one of the biggest shocks in UFC history to Holly Holm.
Before the fight, she was 12-0 having won eleven of her fights in the first round, nine of them by armbar. Consequently she voted on an ESPN poll as the Best Female Athlete Ever. She was also the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo (Bronze) at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008.
Rousey was announced at the weekend as one of cover girls for the iconic Sports Illustrated: Swimwear Edition. She’s also joined by Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson as the issue will feature not one but three separate covers for the first time in 52 years of the publication’s history.
Ashley Graham is a plus-sized model while Hailey Clauson models for Gucci, and while Rousey steels the show for us, both others look similarly incredible. Sports Illustrated said, ‘SI has always been and will always be about the models; the pictures you see here are a celebration of them.’
Take a look at Rousey’s cover as well as shoots of Graham and Clauson from the issue below – we can’t wait to get our copy!