Ronda Rousey did ‘Body Issue’ after discovering nude pics snapped by ex
Ronda Rousey was in the throes of her meteoric rise to becoming arguably the biggest female name in sports when she agreed to be photographed for the 2012 edition of ESPN The Magazine’s annual “Body Issue.” The reason behind her decision to appear in it, however, is somewhat troubling but also demonstrates Rousey’s insistence on living her life on her own terms.
Promoting her new book on Sirius XM’s “Opie Radio,” Rousey detailed how she discovered how an ex-boyfriend, whom she has since dubbed “Snappers McCreepy,” had nude photos unbeknownst to her on his computer.
“It’s more of a defensive thing,” Rousey said during the interview, as transcribed by MMA Fighting. “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.”
Rousey says the discovery of the unauthorized nude pics occurred right around the time of her 2012 Strikeforce championship bout against Miesha Tate when she was using the unidentified ex-boyfriend’s computer.
“I was downloading something and then I just saw a bunch of a–! ‘What is that?’ It looked like it was amateurly taken,” she recalled. “I had to look so I looked at it and it was all me.”
Rousey then committed to doing her “Body Issue” photo spread later that summer. She adds that she exacted her revenge against “Snappers McCreepy” by deleting the entire contents of his hard drive. Seems like a reasonable enough punishment … for starters.
[H/T With Leather]