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10 Funniest ‘Saturday Night Live’ Athlete Hosts

Ronda Rousey takes on her toughest challenge yet as host of ‘SNL’ – can she follow in the footsteps of these sports greats?

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Ronda Rousey hosts 'SNL' this weekend.

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This weekend, UFC star and all-around badass Ronda Rousey is set to host Saturday Night Live, making her the latest in a long line of athletes to take the reins of the famed sketch comedy show throughout its 40-plus years on the air.

Whether or not Rousey is as adept on the stage as she is in the Octagon remains to be seen, but there have been plenty of past examples of athletes rising to the occasion and taking their already illustrious careers to new heights. From Peyton Manning embracing his inner heel and Derek Jeter dressing up in drag to Joe Montana getting super creepy and Charles Barkley bullying Barney, here are 10 sports stars who, well, starred as SNL hosts.

No pressure, Ronda. But hey, even if you tank, there's always someone who's done worse (we're looking at you, Michael Phelps).

In This Article: Ronda Rousey, SNL, sports, UFC

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