clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Video: Ronda Rousey reacts to getting cover of 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

If you think Ronda Rousey's stock is going down after coughing up her title to Holly Holm last year, think again.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight champion recently learned that for the first time ever, she would be one of three women chosen to grace the cover of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

And she wasn't too cool to show her true emotions upon hearing the news (via Fox Sports):

Rousey will share the honor with models Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson.

You've been teased repeatedly with her now-infamous body paint pictures, but you'll be able to get the full gallery when the magazine hits newsstands next week.

The accomplishment is the latest for "Rowdy," who also made history a few weeks ago when she hosted "Saturday Night Live" (see the video replay here).

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania