Ronda Rousey is one of the most important female icons in contact sports and mixed martial arts.
The fighter from Riverside has accomplished many achievements in the world of combat, but Rousey is also a social figure and a media darling.
Sports Illustrated magazine, a reference in the world of sports magazines, wanted to feature the athlete in its latest edition of Swimsuit photos.
Other renowned sportswomen such as the tennis player Caroline Wozniacki or footballer Alex Morgan have been involved in the past. Now, it is Rousey who is part of this curious and renowned list.
Although the MMA legend has gone further and is one of the few people who has been part of a bodypaint photo shoot for Sports Illustrated.
Some of Ronda Rousey‘s bodypaint photos were shared on Sports Illustrated’s official social media account. An event that highlights Rousey‘s influence in the recent history of the sport.
Bodypaint is an artistic concept that seeks to paint people’s naked bodies. In some cases, it is even about hiding one’s own nudity. Such is the case with Rousey.
The MMA legend and WWE star appears posing on the beach with a painted figure simulating a bikini with a tiger print.
Ronda Rousey spent five active years, from 2011 to 2016, in the world of MMA. In 2013 she became the best pound-for-pound fighter at that time.
She also became the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018. An achievement for Rousey, who had 12 wins in 14 fights, nine of them by submission.
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