A Look at Gina Carano, Randy Couture in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'

ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue" is making headlines all across the sports world, and two of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts are a part of it. Gina Carano's cover photo will certainly raise a lot of eyebrows for obvious reasons, and the close up of Randy Couture's cauliflower ear will definitely force some to look away. In many ways, the photos feature visual evidence of the pros and cons of training MMA, if you know what I mean.

The inaugural issue hits newsstands on Friday, but remember, Carano's cover is one of six, so don't be disappointed when you find Serena Williams in the buff gracing the cover of the magazine at your local book store. Anyhow, enjoy an early look at the Carano and Couture photos after the jump.







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ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'
Serena Williams is one of nearly 80 athletes featured in ESPN The Magazine's inaugural "Body Issue" which hits newsstands this Friday. Click through to see other top athletes' bodies.
ESPN The Magazine
ESPN The Magazine

ESPN the Magazines Body Issue

    Serena Williams is one of nearly 80 athletes featured in ESPN The Magazine's inaugural "Body Issue" which hits newsstands this Friday. Click through to see other top athletes' bodies.

    ESPN The Magazine

    Gina Carano is a talented women's mixed martial arts fighter who competes for Strikeforce.

    ESPN The Magazine

    From left to right, Natasha Watley, Cat Osterman, Jessica Mendoza, who is eight months pregnant, and Lauren Lappin are all top players on the U.S. women's softball team.

    ESPN The Magazine

    American Lolo Jones is one of the top hurdlers in the world.

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    Carano, who has a 7-1 MMA record, will appear in director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film, 'Knockout'.

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    Amputee Sarah Reinertsen has competed in the Ironman World Triathlon Championship.

    ESPN The Magazine

    Dwight Howard, who is the one of the top players in the NBA, won a gold medal with Team USA at the Beijing Olympics.

    ESPN The Magazine

    Natasha Kai is a star on the U.S. women's soccer team and plays for WPS champion Sky Blue FC.

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    NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is currently vying for his first NASCAR title in the Chase for the Championship.

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    Reinertsen has appeared on the reality TV show, 'The Amazing Race.'

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