ESPN’s Body Issue is out on news stands now, so buy it if it doesn’t make you feel like a giant perv. For those of you who like to keep your obsession with butts and almost-vag a secret, you can go over to ESPN’s Body Issue website, which features more photos of Miesha Tate plus the rest of her interview:
What do you like about your body?
MT: I like that I’m in shape but still look like a woman. I don’t feel like I’ve had to give up my femininity to be an athlete. I feel good about my body because I work hard every day, and I still look and carry myself as a woman — a strong woman. But because of the size of my legs and butt, pants are always too big in the waist. And anything with sleeves — forget it. I can barely find a jacket that fits my shoulders and biceps and won’t rip if I reach for something.
Are you ever self-conscious?
MT: I never used to have an issue with it, but people have brought to my attention that I have an ugly nose. It’s been broken twice. The first time was in my first amateur fight, and then five weeks ago. Actually, I did the photo shoot just three weeks after it was broken. Sometimes I feel self-conscious about it or would like to change it, but I have to overcome that and embrace it. “Hey, it’s my nose, it’s who I am and what makes me different.” It’s just one of those things — no one is perfect.
Miesha should battle it out with Sarah Kaufman to see who is the Ultimate Dicknose Champion. The other pictures of Miesha can be seen here, here, here, and here. Sorry we can’t post em right on Fightlinker for ya, but ESPN wants dem clicks, son.
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