Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey has not been shy about showing off some skin for magazines in the past, but her reasoning is not to make millions of men drool over her.
Instead, she was trying to beat her ex-boyfriend to the punch.
Rousey -- who has stripped down for Maxim, Sports Illustrated and ESPN among others -- was recently on the "Opie Radio" show on SiriusXM to promote her brand new book "My Fight/Your Fight," and the conversation ended up delving into her risque photo shoots.
After some introspection while writing her book, Rousey has come to the realization that her glamour shots were spawned as a defensive maneuver.
From MMA Fighting:
"It's more of a defensive thing. Writing the book, the whole, 'My Fight, Your Fight' thing has really forced me to be introspective and figure out why I do things the way I do. It was because of that one ex, we called him 'Snappers McCreepy,' because we caught him taking naked pictures of me. The first thing I did was take naked pictures for ESPN. If it's going to get out there, then I want it to get out there on my terms. The same thing with playing the heel. If people are going to dislike me it's because I sought for it to be that way."
Ronda Rousey, forever in control.
If you recall, before her 14 second drubbing of Cat Zingano at UFC 184, "Rowdy" noted that everything was Kosher as long as no one saw her naughty bits.
Sorry guys, no Playboy for Rousey anytime soon.
Catch the entire interview the UFC champ did on the "Opie Radio" show in the video below.