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Ronda Rousey apologizes for sending out a Photoshopped image of herself

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey apologized for posting a Photoshopped image of herself on Instagram in a post comparing the original and altered versions of the photo.

Rousey posted the Photoshopped photo after appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" earlier this week. Rousey explained in the caption of the second photo that she had no knowledge someone had Photoshopped the original photo to make her arms appear smaller.

“I have to make an apology to everyone – I was sent a picture to share on social for Fallon that was altered without me knowing to make my arms look smaller. I won’t say by who – I know it was done with severely misplaced positive intentions – but this goes against everything I believe and I am extremely proud of every inch of my body.”

“And I can assure you all it will never happen again. I could not be more appalled and hope you all forgive me.”

Rousey made headlines earlier in the week with Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson as SI’s Swimsuit 2016 cover models. SI Assistant Managing Editor MJ Day described Rousey as “a cultural phenomenon. She is a perfect combination of beauty, brains, brawn and humility.”

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