Is This A Photo Of Ronda Rousey In Bodypaint For The 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue?

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01.06.16 5 Comments

On Tuesday afternoon, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition editor MJ Day uploaded an Instagram photo of someone’s bottom, clad only in paint realistically applied to look like a swimsuit. “If #2016 keeps going like this, then I’m going to be one happy happy girl!,” Day wrote, also tagging #instabooty, #bootypaint and #siswimsuit (trust me, you only wanna click on that last one).

It didn’t take long for eagle-eyed Internet readers to notice some distinctive tattoos on the mystery model, which quickly led them to determine this wasn’t just any random backside. This was Ronda Rousey. Who else out there has a tiny Kodokan flower (a traditional judo symbol) and octagon inked on their wrists? Let’s take a closer look:

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Ryan Harkness has been writing about mixed martial arts since 2006 for outlets like FOX Sports, Yahoo!, Bleacher Report, Bloody Elbow, and Fightlinker. UPROXX has been kind enough to let him share his thoughts on pop culture as well, mainly on shows featuring the undead.

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