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UFC star Michelle Waterson gets cover of ESPN's Body Issue

 

UFC strawweight superstar Michelle Waterson is one of the cover athletes for ESPN’s 2017 annual Body Issue.

“The Karate Hottie” joins the likes of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and more.

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Waterson told ESPN that she’s proud of her body.

“Everything tells a story and I’m proud of my story. So I’m proud of my body,” Waterson said. “My body is everything. It’s my machine and what I have to fine-tune to perform.”

The Body Issue hits stands on July 7 and make sure to stay logged on to UFC.com for news on Waterson’s next fight.

Post-baby and on a mission. @UFC fighter @karatehottiemma is at the top of her game, and on the cover of the 9th annual #BodyIssue. pic.twitter.com/UipocpxEuw
— espnW (@espnW) June 28, 2017