Just recently, Ronda Rousey was recognized by Sports Illustrated as the most dominant athlete alive today. It is easy to understand why the popular sports magazine would give such an honor to Rousey, especially with her recent win over Cat Zingano in which “Alpha” submitted to “Rowdy” within fourteen seconds.
Such an accolade should be enough reason for nobody to threaten Ronda Rousey. Bethe Correia and Cris Cyborg aside, that is not always the case. Apparently, a “potential threat” is the reason why Rousey posed for ESPN’s Body Issue. So what is this threat? Apparently, they are nude pictures.
According to the Bleacher Report, Ronda Rousey made a stop on Opie Radio to promote her book, My Fight/Your Fight. During her time on the radio show, Rousey discussed how she maintains control over her career choices and how it has played a major role in her success. To enforce such a point, Rousey discussed how she posed for ESPN’s Body Issue to counter an ex-boyfriend’s “potential threat” of posting nude pictures he took of her.
“It’s more of a defensive thing. Writing the book, the whole My Fight/Your Fight thing has really forced me to be introspective and figure out why I do things the way I do. It was because of that one ex, we called him ‘Snappers McCreepy,’ because we caught him taking naked pictures of me. The first thing I did was take naked pictures for ESPN. If it’s going to get out there, then I want it to get out there on my terms.”
As everyone knows, the nude spread in ESPN’s Body Issue really raised Ronda Rousey’s exposure to new heights, as reported by New York Daily News. As a matter of fact, the spread is probably the primary reason, among many, that has made Rousey the face of UFC if not all MMA as well.
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