MMA star Ronda Rousey insists she has no intention of posing for Playboy (video)

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Ronda Rousey, the first and current UFC women’s bantamweight champion, might be one of the biggest stars in MMA at the moment but do not expect to see any more of skin on her athletic and toned body than you have already been afforded as Rousey has gone on record to state she has no interest in shedding her clothes to pose nude for Playboy.

The 26-year-old Rousey, who was featured in last year’s edition of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” said on Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel that truckloads of cash are used in an attempt to sway her, it will not coax her into changing her mind. “No one should be able to see my cash and prizes for $5, okay? I don’t care how much money they gave me,” Rousey said. Cash and prizes, eh? Considering the game show-eque terminology she used, I suppose her spread in ESPN The Magazine could be characterized as wonderful parting gifts.

Rousey, who once boasted that she enjoys having sex before bouts, defended her “Body Issue” appearance, differentiating it from a potential spread in Playboy, saying, “I felt like it was a good way to promote myself and women’s MMA. It wasn’t like it was Playboy,” before adding, “If you want exposure, you have to expose yourself, to some extent.”

Despite the fact that she is universally viewed as a sex symbol of sorts almost as much as she is an MMA fighter, Rousey insists she doesn’t see herself as one. “I don’t really see myself as a sex symbol because ever since people have started calling me a sex symbol, I haven’t had a lot of sex in my life,” Rousey revealed. “Like, it’s just, it’s not really working out great for me.” That’s a shame.

But wait. Then what is with all the “I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight” talk? What gives? Whatever it means, that doesn’t bode well for her upcoming Feb. 23 fight against Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 157.

[New York Daily News]

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14 Comments

  1. Sean Martinez

    February 21, 2013 at 7:31 am

    “Idon’t really see myself as a sex symbol”. Then why all the half or completely naked photo shoots? Just take the money and be honest. No shame in it.

  2. JIm

    February 21, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I would love to get up in her “cash and prizes”

  3. I

    February 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

    If her pubes weren’t waxed in that pic you’d be getting that in the shot. So get real. The only thing not showing is her pink taco. Oh btw, the tattoo artist bet he enjoyed the view. She paid him for that little artsy drawing waaaay down there.

  4. AAASportsMemorabilia

    February 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

    She’s practically nude in this photo. You know eventually she will end up doing it for the right amount of money.

  5. tom fitz

    February 21, 2013 at 9:42 am

    This girl has got her s**t together, “Love Her”

  6. skyblue300

    February 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I would definitely kick her out of bed. There’s more room on the floor.

  7. scooter67

    February 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Wishing & hoping and thinking and praying
    Planning and dreaming each night of her charms
    That won’t get you into her arms.

    or anything else.
    All you wannabe great sex hunks can do is,
    run to the end of your chain and bark. lol

  8. Travis KIng

    February 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Now that is a sweet baby! She is a beautiful woman.

  9. PINKEY

    February 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    FROM A GRANDMA’S POINT OF VIEW I’D SAY “YER THERE”. YOU MIGHT AS WELL GET THE MONEY IF THAT’S WHAT YOU DID THIS FOR. “EXPOSURE” REALLY??

    IT WAS GREAT READING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SPORT THEN THIS.CAME OUT. I’M DISAPPOINTED. WHAT DOES YOUR MOM SAY? GOOD LUCK IN YOUR SPORT. “SPORT TEE HEE REALLY” SO SORRY YOU DID THIS.

  10. James Parrish

    February 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    She can choke me with her legs anytime, day or night.

  11. TJ

    February 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    It is always good to say no the first time. or reject the first offer, or Say you wouldn’t do it to inspire interest.

  12. James Parrish

    February 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Baby,The oly hing tht I can say is OH MY GOD.

  13. Boner

    February 22, 2013 at 12:40 am

    WOW!

  14. beeeeeg100

    February 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    She looks like a guy!!!

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