It's fair to say that mixed martial arts was an entirely different world without Ronda Rousey. Not only was she the first woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo, which she did at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she also made waves in UFC after becoming the first woman to win the Women's Bantamweight Championship in 2013.
While she is a fierce competitor inside the ring, she has also tried her hand at modeling — and boy, can she rock it.
Celebrate her groundbreaking career and rockin' bod (which she works incredibly hard for, by the way!) with these ultra steamy photos of Ronda Rousey.
When she told us to 'fear the return'
Rousey may have lost the biggest UFC event of the year to Amanda Nunez last year, but she sure had us fooled leading up to the event — especially when she told us to "fear the return" in this training photo. Just look at that sculpted back!
When we got a glimpse of her legging-clad silhouette
The 30-year-old shared a steamy black and white silhouette photo, showing off her tight figure during a workout.
Those muscles don't just pop up out of nowhere — she told Cosmopolitan that she trains twice a day.
When she wore that backless dress
Just in case you didn't get a good enough glimpse at her insanely sculpted back earlier, this sexy snap of her in a backless dress will cement the image in your mind forever.
When she wore the deep-V dress
About to walk out the door for @entouragemovie and try to do "the Hollywood thing" without falling on my face last night - love the hidden braids, @thisisbabe always thinks of the coolest touches to add - thank you @shadyzeineldine for the custom dress!!! Jewelry & Clutch @sencouture Heels @Tomford Styling @alejandroperazastyle Makeup @kelawong Nails @lpwnails
Rousey swapped a backless dress for a plunging neckline with this hot little number. Black looks good on this blonde!
And if you think Rousey is counting every last calorie, you're wrong. She told Cosmo that while she does stick to a pretty strict diet (the Dolce Diet, to be more specific), she doesn't worry about counting calories.
"I don't count calories at all. I have no idea how many [I ate] today," she said. "I don't crave anything. There's not anything nutritionally missing [from my diet]."
When she posed for 'Caras' Magazine
Rousey donned a sexy blue bikini for a photo shoot with Caras, a Portuguese magazine, in 2014. The fighter confidently cocked her hip in this seaside shoot.
The aforementioned Dolce Diet is perfect for a fighter like Rousey. It consists of whole, nutrient-rich ingredients that help maintain muscle mass and promote muscle recovery — exactly what an athlete of her stature needs.
And when she shared some behind-the-scenes pics from 'Caras'
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Because one swimsuit photo of Ronda Rousey isn't enough, she shared a behind-the-scenes pic from the photo shoot, wearing a plunging V one-piece, complete with a parrot that matched her electric blue bikini from the earlier photo.
When she flashed her abs in a mirror selfie
Rousey shared a progress photo of her washboard abs, writing in the caption that she was "gettin there." Girl, it looks like you're there to us!
When she rocked a Stella McCartney dress
Rousey looked stellar in Stella when she donned a little black dress that emphasized her curves in all the right places.
"...had to give Stella McCartney a shout out for the BA dress," she wrote in the caption.
When she flaunted her patriotism
Rousey made it clear that she was proud to be an American even before winning a medal for judo in the 2008 Olympics.
We're getting goosebumps — from both the flag and her incredible bod.