UFC fighter Ronda Rousey got caught posting a photo of herself  that was altered to make her appear slimmer – but not by her, she swears.

Following an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, Rousey shared an image of herself on Instagram. Her eagle-eyed fans quickly began commenting on whether the photo had been digitally altered – making her arms, waistline and face look skinnier.

A couple of days later, Rousey, 28, reposted the image side-by-side with the unretouched version. "I was sent a picture to share on social for Fallon that was altered without me knowing," she explained. "I won't say by who."

The former UFC champion apologized in the post, adding, "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." 

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A few hours later she posted the original photo by itself.

Rousey has been an advocate of positive body image. When she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition recently she told the New York Times  that, at one point, she was self-conscious about her seemingly masculine arms, she now flaunts them.

She has also posed naked on the cover of ESPN the Magazine and has appeared in sexy shoots for Maxim, she said, in an effort to embrace the body that used to embarrass her.

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