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Fear of leaked nude photos from ‘Snappers McCreepy’ led Rousey to do ESPN Body issue

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey revealed that she decided to do the ESPN Body Issue because she was worried about her own nude photos leaking.

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Ronda Rousey's ongoing book tour to promote her new book has led to some startling tidbits of information, including a revelation that the women's bantamweight champion had a "pot-and-Vicodin" habit and used to start her days with a vodka espresso.

However, the latest disclosure was even more intriguing, as Rousey revealed that she was inclined to do nude pictures for ESPN Body Issue once she feared that a "creepy" ex-boyfriend could release his own nude photos of her.

"It was right before my first title fight, actually," Rousey said on the Opie Radio' show on SiriusXM. "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."

Given that the photos were taken without her express consent, Rousey quickly deleted his entire hard drive.

"You know when you're just comfortable naked around somebody?" asked Rousey. "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 picture 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."

To take matters into her own hands, Rousey decided that the best response was to pose nude for ESPN.

"'You know what? If there's naked pictures out there, I'm going to go take naked pictures myself and I'm going to put it out there on my terms. If people aren't going to like me, then they're not going to like me on my terms."

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