Conor McGregor might think he is the cat’s meow right now, but Ronda Rousey proved once again she’s the UFC’s big dog when it comes to mainstream superstardom. Rousey has just scored one of the three covers for Sports Illustrated’s 2016 Swimsuit issue.
Hailey Clauson and Ashley Graham took the over magazine’s other two covers.
Last month, paparazzi spotted SI shooting Rousey in Grenada and leaked the sexy pics of Rousey donning nothing but body paint on the beach. Not to be upstaged, SI decided to secretly hold another shoot and completely redo Rousey in different body paint for the cover.
Rousey has now taken the cover of SI’s iconic swimsuit issue and ESPN the Magazine’s Body issue in 2012.
As far as her day job, Rousey has recently returned to they gym for the first time since getting knocked out by Holly Holm with a highlight reel head kick. Rousey was slated to get an immediate rematch in July to try and reclaim her UFC bantamweight title, but requested and was granted additional time off following November’s mauling.
Please click the media player below to watch Rousey strut her stuff: