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Video: Bikini-clad Paige VanZant takes you behind the scenes for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photo shoot

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight, Paige VanZant, has plenty of time on her hands after suffering yet another arm fracture in training. That’s the bad news. The good news is, “12 Gauge” now has the availability to do other things, like pose for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

“We are here in Puerto Vallarta, in one of the smaller suits of the day,” VanZant said. “I am having to get a little bit comfortable in front of this whole crew.”

Ronda Rousey can feel your anxiety.

“I feel like when you’re in Sports Illustrated, that means you made it, so it’s a really big deal,” VanZant said. “I’m mostly excited for people to see this side of me, I think people do forget that yes, I’m a professional fighter, my hair is cornrowed all the time, I punch people in the face for a living, but you can look really cute, too.”

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VanZant, 24, is expected to return to the cage later this summer.

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