It was just a year ago that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey posed “artistically nude” for ESPN the Magazine’s “The Body” issue. When Rousey made the decision to appear in the magazine, she was met with some criticism from fellow female fighters — specifically Miesha Tate.
So the decision for Tate to pose in this year’s issue of the magazine seems a bit curious.
Of course, she is likely just trying to capitalize on the attention she will receive from the head coaching gig on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter against Rousey and title shot later this year, so she may have forgotten the criticism she directed at Rousey just one year ago.
All this really does is leave some additional ammunition for Rousey to use for their feud leading up to their fight for Rousey’s UFC women’s bantamweight title.
While the hypocrisy and criticism will always surface for females that choose to pose for the ESPN Body Issue, we have a feeling that ESPN’s target demographic for the issue is not complaining one bit.