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Who Wants to See Ronda Rousey Covered in Body Paint?

New photo reveals the UFC star will once again appear in the ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue – only this time, without a suit

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Ronda Rousey, coming soon to a Swimsuit Issue near you.

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The Ronda Rousey comeback train is starting to pick up steam – and of course, the Internet is already focusing on the caboose (sorry).

Earlier this week, we learned that the former UFC Bantamweight Champion will become the first MMA fighter to host Saturday Night Live­, her highest-profile gig since her shocking loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November. And thanks to SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day, we now know that Rousey has another surprise in store for us come February.

That’s when she’ll once again appear in the magazine’s annual Swimsuit Issue, only this time, she’ll be wearing little more than bodypaint. That’s based on a photo Day posted to Instagram, which shows a bare behind that (apparently) belongs to Rousey.

How do we know that? Well, you see that tattoo on the right wrist? Thousands of Internet sleuths pointed out that it’s identical to the one that Rousey sports, which isn’t creepy in any way, shape or form. What’s more, Sports Illustrated is basically using this as a way of teasing her “comeback for the ages.” And seeing as she practically broke the Internet last year when she featured in the issue, why not go with an encore? Whether you like it or not, Rousey’s back. Get ready, people.

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