Ronda Rousey To Wear Only Body Paint In 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue (Photos)

The rumors about Ronda Rousey and Sports Illustrated’s “2016 Swimsuit” Issue are, in fact, true.

Rousey will appear in this year’s edition of its annual swimsuit issue, SI confirmed Thursday. The former UFC champion will wear a suit made entirely of body paint for her second SI Swimsuit appearance.

Rumors about Rousey’s paint-only display began to circulate Tuesday, when SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day posted this photo on his Instagram account:

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#instabooty if #2016 keeps going like this then I'm going to be one happy happy girl! #bootypaint #siswimsuit

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Rousey fans and other interested parties identified the tattoo as hers, and SI now has confirmed their suspicions.

SI will release the 2016 Swimsuit issue next month.

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