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Miesha Tate to pose nude in ESPN the Magazine


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UFC bantamweight Miesha Tate is joining the ranks of MMA fighters who have posed nude in ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue. The magazine announced today that Tate will appear in the yearly issue that shows off athletes' bodies. It will hit newsstands on July 12.

Tate's opposing coach on the upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter," UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, was on last season's cover. Both women appearing in the magazine will give them one more thing to trash talk about as they film the TUF that will air in September.

[Related: Mets' Matt Harvey to flaunt curves in 'Body Issue']

UFC president Dana White said the filming is filled with their squabbles every day.

"It's going exactly the way you thought it would be going: bad," White said. "Dead serious. Miesha and Ronda hate each other. It's literally crazy drama every day. It's irritating."

Other fighters who have been in the Body Issue include Jon Jones and Gina Carano.

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