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New, revealing Ronda Rousey body paint photos surface from SI Swimsuit edition


Hachi Machi!

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is trying to get her name back into the limelight following last November's knockout loss to Holly Holm, which took place at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Australia.

Since she won't be able to accomplish that goal inside the cage, like most mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, "Rowdy" will instead rely on her mainstream appeal, which not only landed her starring roles in Hollywood, but also in front of the cameras for Saturday Night Live (see it).

Busy as a beaver.

Rousey is on a self-imposed hiatus but does expect to return to the Octagon in 2016. Until then, you can see some -- or perhaps all -- of the Olympian as she strips down for the upcoming edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, which hits newsstands in a few short weeks (details).

In addition to the revealing photo above, TMZ has more pics in its exclusive gallery here. For more on Rousey's UFC return click here.

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