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SI cover: The Unbreakable Ronda Rousey

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is on this week's cover of Sports Illustrated.

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been everywhere in 2015, and now she can add the cover of Sports Illustrated to that list.

The 28-year-old stands atop SI.com's latest pound for pound rankings, an honor that can point to the fact that she has won her last two fights by a combined 30 seconds. First there was her 16-second victory over Alexis Davis by KO in July 2014, prompting UFC president Dana White to say Rousey doesn't earn the respect she deserves because of her gender.

In February, Rousey became the first MMA fighter to appear in the SI Swimsuit Issue. Later that month, she continued her reign with a 14-second armbar takedown of Cat Zingano, the fastest finish of any kind in a UFC championship fight (you can even watch it in claymation). It upped Rousey's career MMA record to 11–0 and marked the ninth time she has won by armbar.

Since the swift victory over Zingano, Rousey has been on a bit of a whirlwind tour as her fame only continues to grow. She stopped by The Tonight Showand demonstrated her famous armbar move on an unlucky yet thoroughly impressed Jimmy Fallon.

She was even challenged by a Houston Texans cheerleader who was a state champion boxer and thinks she has a plan that could stymie Rousey. And of course there was Rousey's memorable appearance at WresleMania 31, when she teamed up with The Rock.

But Rousey knows that with fame, there comes a price.

She tried to use an alter ego - Brynn Campbell - on the dating app Tinder, to no avail. Instead, she says she mostly hangs out with her dog Mochi.

“S---,” she says, “the only person I'm making out with is my dog.”

Rousey says she has the support of her family and friends to help navigate her through the rough waters of being a celebrity.

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