Tate takes it down for ESPN

June 25, 2013

MMA Junkie reports that Miesha Tate will pose nude in the annual ESPN “Body” issue.  Last year, Ronda Rousey was featured in the issue last year.

The Body Issue has athletes posing in artful ways in the nude.  San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick, Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried and 77 year old golfer Gary Player are among the individuals posing in this year’s issue available July 12th.

Via Wikimedia Commons

Via Wikimedia Commons

Payout Perspective:

Imagine if Cat Zingano did not get injured, would Zingano get the ESPN shot?  Its hard to fathom that she would but that may just cynicism as to how this whole thing has played out for Miesha Tate.  Despite her loss, the Washington native gets national exposure in one of the better selling issues ESPN The Magazine has each year (honestly, I do not have the exact numbers but the magazine will be showing naked people…I assume it sells better than a feature on the New York Yankees).  The exposure comes at an opportune time as it gives Tate mainstream publicity and a chance to promote the upcoming season of TUF.  It will also give Tate and Rousey something to (trash) talk about in promoting their fight.


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