Rose Namajunas Poses Nude for Women’s Health Magazine to Promote Body Positivity

We haven’t seen much of “Thug” Rose Namajunas since choking out Michelle Waterson back in April, but now we can see, well, um, all of her. For their first ever global naked issue, Namajunas bared it all for Women’s Health magazine which hit newsstands yesterday. No worries, you don’t have to trek far and wide to track down the issue to see her. Check out a smiling Thug Rose in mid-nude kick looking happy as ever in her own skin.

Rose Namajunas

#nakedin3words for @womenshealthmag: Cut,The,Shit. Be yourself, work hard, love your body and put your best self forward. What are your 3 words?”

Ironically following in her last opponent’s footsteps when “Karate Hottie” stripped down for ESPN, Rose Namajunas got naked and provided a message of body positivity to women worldwide along with a hashtag to follow suit. While Namajunas didn’t make the cover — which features Sofia Vergara — Namajunas getting this type of exposure (pun intended) is great for her career and to continue to put MMA on the map. Not to mention, she’s gorgeous.

There’s no official return to the Octagon that has been announced for Namajunas, but her name and Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s have been mentioned together for months. It’s not hard to see Namajunas getting the next crack at the UFC strawweight title, Joanna Violence has mauled everyone else and Thug Rose is ranked third. This could finally be the chance for this under-promoted talent to break out.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/9/2017.