Summer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means: it’s time to shed your winter clothes and enjoy the heat! And some people will be shedding more clothes than others as ESPN is prepping for another issue of its infamous Body Issue, focused on artistic nudes of the world’s best athletes.
A full list of those set to appear in the 2016 issue won’t be out until June 20, but ESPN has just revealed via social media that they’ve secured nudity of the one and only Conor McGregor for this year’s edition.
Conor joins the ranks of other UFC stars like Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Miesha Tate, and Cris Cyborg, who all disrobed for ESPN and showed off the beauty built into their powerful physiques. The popular Body Issue is ESPN’s answer to Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue, and has been selling well for the company since it arrived on newsstands in 2009, with Strikeforce women’s champion turned movie star Gina Carano on one of the multiple covers.
Rousey was the next MMA fighter to make it back on a cover in 2012, and now we have to wonder if Mystic Mac will be the first man from the sport to make it there in 2016. You can check out more pictures of semi-naked fighters from past Body Issues over at this ESPN page right here. The 2016 issue is set to come out on July 8.