Ronda Rousey chosen as one of three SI swimsuit cover models

Ronda Rousey chosen as one of three Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover models

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Ronda Rousey is one of three SI swimsuit cover models.

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Ronda Rousey may not be the champ anymore, but that didn't prevent the UFC star from being deemed enough of a knockout to make the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

It was revealed Saturday that Rousey, Hailey Clauson and Ashley Graham each will have a much-coveted cover of the annual issue, which will be on newsstands next week.

The purpose of having three covers, of course, is to boost circulation as collectors of the issue will look to grab a copy of each model's cover.

There was much fuss made when video came out of Rousey in bodypaint photos for the issue. For a behind-the-scenes look, check out the NSFW video below.

Clauson is a 20-year-old from Thousand Oaks, Calif. She was one of the models in the 2015 issue.

Graham is from Lincoln, Neb. She is a "plus-size" model and was in the magazine last year in an advertisement. Graham is one of five rookie models in the upcoming mag, and her appearance and her cover are being hailed as a move to include women with different body types. 

 

 

 

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