Sneak Peek Reveals Ronda Rousey As Likely Cover Star Of SI Swimsuit Issue

After a rough end to 2015, Ronda Rousey seems to be having a pretty good start to 2016.

Earlier this week, an editor at Sports Illustrated, MJ Day, posted a photograph revealing the next cover star of the brand's iconic swimsuit issue, clad in nothing but some gray body paint.

Day captioned the picture: "#instabooty if #2016 keeps going like this then I'm going to be one happy happy girl! #bootypaint #siswimsuit."


The tanned bearer of the #instabooty in the pic is unidentified, but the dots are pretty easy to connect. The ink on the right wrist of the model matches a tattoo previously seen on Rousey. The 28-year-old athlete also has very similar features to the woman covered in "#bootypaint" in the picture. They both have long blonde hair, and a toned, muscular figure.

Last night, the UFC fighter also announced she would be taking on another reputable role — as host of SNL. The January 23 episode will also feature musical guest Selena Gomez.

Rousey is already being a good sport about the gig: "Beyond excited/nervous/honored to host @nbcsnl#jan23rd hopefully you'll be watching and laughing either at or with me that night."

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