Ronda Rousey wears nothing but body paint in 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit special
Ronda Rousey appears in body-painted swimsuit for second stint in SI's swimsuit special. Photo from SI.com

RONDA Rousey returns, not in the Octagon yet, but for Sports Illustrated magazine's swimsuit issue. And the always fierce Rousey is upping the ante this time.

Sports Illustrated confirmed her second appearance in the magazine's swimsuit edition on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) through a sneak peek on SI's Twitter account.

And the most revealing thing here is that the former UFC women's bantamweight champ joins a select few to wear nothing but body paint.

Rousey herself was proud and elated, adding that the paint job took 14 hours, as she shared a screenshot of the said tweet on her Instagram page.

"I was one of the lucky few chosen to be a canvas for a hand painted masterpiece," she wrote on the caption. "Can't wait to show you guys the final pics when the issue hits stands."

Sports Illustrated also shared one more behind-the-scenes snapshot on its website before its 2016 swimsuit special issue hits newsstands on February.

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