Ronda Rousey: “My Ex Forced Me To Do Nude ESPN Shoot”

Ronda Rousey: “My Ex Forced Me To Do Nude ESPN Shoot”

It seems surreal to think anyone could make Ronda Rousey do anything.

But that’s exactly what the UFC Bantamweight champ insists happened with her infamous 2012 ESPN cover shoot.
Fans of the armbar-machine were left drooling after the magazine snaps hit the shelves, and now Rousey has revealed while publicising her new book, My Fight, Your Fight, that it was a camera happy ex-boyfriend who made her do it.
Rousey – who’s done swimsuit spreads for Maxim and is on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated – said, while on Opie Radio, she wanted to beat “Snappers McCreepy” to the punch and release photos on her terms.
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She said: “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 of me for ESPN. If it’s going to get out there, then I want it to get out there on my terms.

“The same thing with playing the heel. If people are going to dislike me it’s because I sought for it to be that way.”

One fan was such a big fan of the MMA star’s Body Issue of ESPN, that he got a tattoo of ‘Rowdy’ on the front cover.

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That’s dedication for you.
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