Ronda Rousey strikes a pose for SI Swimsuit

Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey strikes a formidable pose. Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

No, it’s not just a blond thing, or even a supermodel thing—the annual SI Swimsuit Issue is a sexy body thing. And perhaps no one is packing more heat than Ronda Rousey, who can be found striking a variety of bold poses in this season’s hottest teeny bikinis.

It should be known that Rousey is more than just a pretty face (and rock solid body). As it happens, she is a mixed martial artist and judoka who was the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo, and the first and current UFC Women’s bantamweight champion.

Rhonda Rousey
Ronda Rousey doesn’t channel supermodel—she channels super strength. Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Rest assured that this champion (and others like her) is setting a more realistic standard for women’s bodies, giving us all a fighting chance.

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