Yes, Ronda Rousey did pose for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit again, and yes, without a scrap of clothing.
Earlier this week, the 28-year-old MMA fighter sparked speculation she will appear in the annual issue for the second year in a row after one of the outlet's editors teased on Twitter an uncensored photo that appeared to show her naked from behind, covered in a body-painted black and white swimsuit. Sports Illustrated teased readers further but saying, "We can neither confirm nor deny these rumors, but isn't the idea of Ronda donning nothing but paint enough to tide you over until the issue comes out in February?"
Rousey, who's fittingly sporting We Are Handsome's "The Fighter" suit, and the magazine confirmed her upcoming appearance on Thursday, after candid photos were also leaked.
"Secret's out—so here's a free preview of this year's 2016 SI swimsuit issue," the UFC star wrote on Instagram, alongside a screenshot of a tweet from the magazine, which contained another photo of her in her body paint, sitting on a beach in the shallow water.
"I was one of the lucky few chosen to be a canvas for a hand painted masterpiece by @joannegair that took 14 hours to put on and photographed by the brilliant @fredericpinet," she said. "These are just behind the scenes shots taken with a phone's camera, can't wait to show you guys the final pics the when the issue hits stands!"