Albuquerque’s own UFC superstar athlete Michelle Waterson is featured as the cover athlete in the 2017 ESPN BODY issue featuring many of sports top athletes. The issue hits stands July 7th.
Waterson joins the likes of New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, and Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, along with many others in the 2017 issue. Big names in the past that have been featured include Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Miesha Tate, and Cris Cyborg.
ABQ-Live the Magazine featured Waterson in an interview before her big win against Paige VanZant this past December. Watch some behind the scenes footage of her cover shoot with ESPN below.
Copies of the Michelle Waterson issue are still available for purchase. Make your order HERE