Buck naked athletes including Serena Williams and Gina Carano pose for ESPN

Superstar tennis player Serena Williams and MMA arse-kicker Gina Carano have shed their clothes for ESPN The Magazine’s first-ever Body Issue and we have some pics. Among the others pictured are NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and triathlete Sarah Reinertsen.

The pics of Serena, Gina and Sarah are below and, yes, their topless and, no, they are not going to show you the goods. They’re classy and I’m pretty all of them can beat your ass into a bloody stump of goo. Even Sarah. You should treat them with respect.

Editor-in-chief Gary Belsky described the Bodies We Want section as “essentially our version of the best bodies in sports.” It’s also a way to get some hard-bodies naked.

The issue hits new-stands on October 9th. In the meantime, these pics will have to do.

Also, if you’re wondering what this has to do with movies, Gina Carano will be starring in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming thriller Knockout. So there.