(Props: ESPN the Magazine via MMA Fanhouse)
Now that we’ve seen Gina Carano‘s semi-nudity on the cover of ESPN The Magazine‘s inaugural "Body Issue" (which hits newsstands on Friday, btw), it’s time to take a look at the photos inside. Two more shots have leaked — this sultry photo of Gina posing in her normal workout attire of sports bra, heavy eye-makeup, and hot-shorts, and the picture after the jump of Randy Couture‘s beloved cauliflower ear. (Warning: It’s not quite as sexy.) More naked athletes can be seen here.
Speaking of Gina, director Steven Soderbergh — who cast Carano in the lead role of his next flick, Knockout — had this to say in a recent interview with Empire:
“My feeling was, If I don’t do this, somebody else will. I felt, somebody is going to look at her and go, ‘She should be in a movie!’ And I felt like, Why shouldn’t I be the person saying that?…If you start following the female mma fighters, Gina pops out pretty noticeably. I thought it was a fascinating combination of appearance and activity… I’d been wanting to make a spy action film for a while, but hadn’t really determined what I was going to bring to it that would distinguish it from the traditional approach. Then I thought, ‘Why don’t I just build it around her? She can actually break people in half.’”