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My Fight / Your Fight

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by Ronda Rousey, Maria Burns Ortiz (With)
 

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THE ONLY OFFICIAL RONDA ROUSEY BOOK

“The fight is yours to win.”

In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory.

Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s

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THE ONLY OFFICIAL RONDA ROUSEY BOOK

“The fight is yours to win.”

In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory.

Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth. Rousey shares hard-won lessons on how to be the best at what you do, including how to find fulfillment in the sacrifices, how to turn limitations into opportunities, and how to be the best on your worst day.

Packed with raw emotion, drama, and wisdom, this is an unforgettable book by one of the most remarkable women in the world.

Editorial Reviews

The Miami Herald
“An exceptional autobiography."
UFC.com
“There have been multiple challenges to buffer Rousey’s myriad triumphs, and she boldly bares all in a book that is fascinating to read and tough to put down.”
From the Publisher
“An exceptional autobiography."

The Miami Herald

"[Rousey's]experiences and storytelling are engrossing and entertaining.”

Kirkus Reviews

“There have been multiple challenges to buffer Rousey’s myriad triumphs, and she boldly bares all in a book that is fascinating to read and tough to put down.”

— UFC.com

Kirkus Reviews
2015-06-10
The mixed martial arts champion offers guidance like a particularly intense version of Dr. Phil. Two-time Olympian "Rowdy" Rousey, who was the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo (in Beijing in 2008), is a titleholder and pioneer in MMA, a full-contact combat sport that is rapidly gaining in popularity. Yet, despite her fearsome image and dominance in the arena, she tells readers on Page 1, "I am vulnerable; that's why I fight." Throughout the book, the author's writing reveals her fighter's mentality. In the chapter "Pain Is Just One Piece of Information," she urges readers not "to allow pain to dictate [your] decision-making" and tells the shocking story of how she once popped her dislocated elbow back into place during a match—and before the end of the round. Though her statement "when I lose, I mourn a piece of me dying" might seem like an overstatement, it reflects the intense passion (a major motif throughout) and self-applied pressure that make her a champion. Similar, but tamer, adages appear in dozens of business and self-help books, but Rousey offers them in her take-no-prisoners style. Her experiences and storytelling are engrossing and entertaining, but her narration loses steam as the book progresses and she shifts focus from tough-talk adages and encouragement ("To get anything of real value, you have to fight for it") to recaps of each of her professional MMA battles. The book is just too long; it could have been more than 50 pages shorter, and Rousey would still have inspired her readers. But her warrior mentality is always evident, and one of her more helpful pieces of advice is to feel angry, not sad, after a loss. She urges would-be elite athletes—and really, anyone—to set goals, then become obsessed with elevating them. Plainspoken, often repetitive, and always fiery. Rousey is a fierce yet endearing role model—and a woman possessed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781941393260
Publisher:
Regan Arts.
Publication date:
05/12/2015
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
42,149
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Ronda Rousey is the UFC’s undefeated women's bantamweight champion and an Olympic medalist in judo. Arguably the most dominant athlete in UFC history, Rousey is responsible for the inclusion of women in the Octagon. She has taken Hollywood with her signature force, landing roles in major films and exploding onto the scene with the drive, commitment, and command that has made her a champion.

Maria Burns Ortiz is a journalist who has written for numerous publications including ESPN.com, Fox News Latino, and the Associated Press and was named the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Emerging Journalist of the Year. She is also Ronda Rousey's sister. She lives with her husband and their three amazing kids.

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My Fight / Your Fight 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
mermao More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book by and about a woman who not only is arguably the world's greatest fighter and athlete, but a top quality human being as well, who God willing, is destined for greater things yet. Ronda is humble enough to share with her readers her many missteps on the way to where she is now, which makes it much easier to rejoice at her success. I admit I often cheer for her opponents (Cat Zingano for example) because they are always the underdogs, but I am always happy when Ronda wins.
CuivreRivers More than 1 year ago
Great book written by two very accomplished women. One of the best sports autobiographies out there without a doubt. Ronda let it all out and told the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of her life so far. You can't help but root for this woman's future success. She is REAL.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written book with great photos. It provides great insight into one of the greatest athletes in the world.
CharlotteElizabeth More than 1 year ago
I have no particular interest in mixed martial arts but I loved the accessible laws of power, winning, fighting and overcoming obstacles. WHY I FIGHT is the opening chapter and from there on she offers original ideas that aply to any life. Bravo, Ronda for being so candid and bright. LOVED IT!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All athletes or people pursuing success should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish every girl will read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book that gets you pumped for life and it's pathways
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Fight/ Your Fight is a very entertaining read. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story and how hard she had to fight to get where she's at. Her Mom is a great teacher!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and enjoyable. I'm passing this on to all my daughters to read.
purplegt22 More than 1 year ago
This book is for both MMA fans and your average person who has never watched MMA. Ronda Rousey inspired me by reading this book.
RRPunk More than 1 year ago
Incredible woman ! Read it, loved it.
Ronda_Rousey_biggest_fan More than 1 year ago
best book I have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Love her! Made me love her even more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ronda tells it like it is....the ups and the downs and expectations of being the first women's UFC champion!
Haylee095735638754 More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing! Inspiring! Well written! This book was great! After reading this this book I have even more respect for Ronda and am an even bigger fan!!
montgomery More than 1 year ago
As an athlete, this book is amazing. It is a book about sacrifice and willing your way through the worst of situations. It is about a want to succeed against huge odds when the whole world is working against you. It is a classic real life underdog story. I hesitated on this purchase for months because I read some of the bad reviews on this site claiming that Ronda is too emotional and cries throughout the whole book. I finally decided to purchase the book because some friends recommended it. Yes, Rousey is emotional. She is emotional because she loves what she does and sinks her heart and soul into it. It is obvious in how much she loves what she does by how much she gave up to have a chance at her dream. Anybody who does not understand that will not like her book. Ronda is an inspiration to me as an athlete. I imagine this book is perfect for athletes (high school and above due to the amount of cursing in it), anybody who enjoys a good underdog story, or anybody looking to gain insight into what it takes to become great at what you love to do. Quite simply, Ronda is a badass.
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You make the world a better place Ronda.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book really helped me to see how Ronda thinks and understnd how she got to where she is today. Absolutely amazing!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her! Super motivating and well written!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly an amazing, well written book. You literally cheer for Ronda while reading. Every hater and naysayer of hers should read it! She has worked incredibley hard to get where she is, and overcome many obsticles along the way...most I had never even read about before. She litetally pushes you to be a better version of youself, and if people could have even 10% of her drive and determination...I think the world would be a better place. Great book. I think I'll be reading it many times!