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Ronda Rousey recently posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing nothing but body paint, and the internet went relatively insane. Ronda Rousey will don nothing but body paint in Sports Illustrated's iconic Swimsuit Edition that will hit shelves some time next month.

Take a look at these sneak peek images of Ronda in body paint...

There's this one of Ronda absolutely crushing it in the shallow waves

And this one with the beautiful sunset and sailboat in the background

Here's S.I.'s official release note:

"Back for her second year, Ronda Rousey will join an elite club of body-painted swimsuit models in the 2016 SI Swimsuit issue. Yep, you read that right. Ronda will wearing NOTHING BUT PAINT on the pages of our magazine next month."

SI Swimsuit's Twitter account also came correct with a "teaser" image of sorts...

Paparazzi kind of spoiled the surprise, to which Ronda Rousey didn't mind and even posted the following Instagram caption along with the image from the Tweet seen above:

"Secret's out - so here's a free preview of this year's 2016 SI swimsuit issue ... I was one of the lucky few chosen to be a canvas for a hand painted masterpiece that took 14 hours to put on - 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!"

This is encouraging for any fans of Ronda who thought she might go out quietly into the night after losing to Holm at UFC 193. She also has Saturday Night Live to look forward to, as she'll be hosting January 23rd alongside Selena Gomez.

Go Ronda!

(Via: Bloody Elbow)