Back in 2012, UFC champion Ronda Rousey agreed to take part in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. And while we weren't all that surprised when she agreed to do it—there have been dozens of pro athletes who have gotten naked for ESPN The Magazine at this point—there's a pretty crazy back story behind why she signed up to do it.
Rousey spent most of yesterday out promoting her new book, My Fight/Your Fight, on various radio shows. And during an interview on the Opie Show on SiriusXM, Rousey revealed that she agreed to be photographed nude by ESPN The Magazine after she caught one of her ex-boyfriends taking naked pictures of her without her consent. The ex-boyfriend—who she now calls "Snappers McCreepy"—apparently took a bunch of photos of her in 2012 and downloaded them to his computer's hard drive. And when Rousey found out about it, she was understandably not happy.
"It was right before my first title fight actually," she said. "It was like two weeks before and I was pumping out a lot of social media to try and get people to pay attention. He went to work and I stayed behind and was using his computer. I was downloading a picture off Facebook so I could put it on to Twitter. You know how it shows the preview of recent downloads? I was downloading something and then I just saw a bunch of ass! 'What is that?' It looked like it was amateurly taken. I had to look, so I looked at it and it was all me."
Rousey then went on to explain how he was able to take so many naked photos without her knowing.
"You know when you're just comfortable naked around somebody?" she said. "Like, you're just naked on the bed playing DragonVale on your phone? I brush my teeth naked. That was all, every single thing, all naked. I just thought he was on his phone texting people. He asked to take pictures of me before and I was like, 'No, of course not.' He knew I didn't [approve]. That's why his name was Snappers McCreepy, and if you read the book, you can see how I reacted to said photos."
It's nice to hear that Rousey made the most of a bad situation. She deleted the photos from her ex-boyfriend's hard drive and then did the ESPN The Magazine shoot because, if naked pictures of her were going to be released, she wanted them to be released on her terms (she admits that there's a chance he still has some naked pictures of her stored on his phone). But what a terrible invasion of privacy. We hope she found an appropriate way to let him know that what he did was not OK.
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[via MMA Fighting]