Walmart is Selling Ronda Rousey’s New Book, Contrary to Reports

April 8, 2015
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Contrary to reports that Walmart is not selling UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey‘s new book, My Fight/Your Fight, the book is currently available for pre-order on the website.

Recent reports spread like wildfire when it leaked that the retail juggernaut wouldn’t be carrying the book of one of the UFC’s most popular fighters. The thing is, those reports were wrong.

Walmart is apparently not going to be displaying the book on its shelves in its stores, but a quick check of the retailers website verified that the book is currently available for $16.68, a steep discount from the $26.95 list price. Rousey’s book is published by Simon & Schuster, one of the world’s largest book publishers.

The Walmart website also has various videos featuring Rousey, including several of her fights; a cardboard cutout of the champ, and a poster.

ronda-rousey-book-750A Walmart spokesperson, Danit Marquardt, told TMZ Sports that a “a variety of factors” led to the retailer’s decision not to display the book in its stores, but did not reveal what any of those factors were. She also confirmed that the book could be ordered online and then picked up at a local store location like other online-ordered merchandise.

The original report misled many of us to believe that Walmart was banning the book, even Rousey and renowned well-known publisher Judith Regan.

“I’m shocked, shocked to discover that censorship is going on in America!” Regan told the NY Post’s Page Six.

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Rousey on Wednesday took to her Instagram account to shrug off what she perceived as Walmart’s snub of her book.

“‘Success is the best revenge’ one of many lessons I learned from fighting that helped me fight through life’s battles off the mat and outside the octagon. @walmart is welcome to watch the success of this publication from the sidelines if they choose,” she wrote.

It seems, however, that Walmart won’t be on the sidelines watching the success of Rousey’s book, it just wants to take part in the book’s success without endorsing it by putting it on display.

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  • earlsimmons

    thanks mmaweekly for posting this amazing story. I was so upset that walmart,, the only bookstore in the world, wasnt selling my fighters favorite book. Now that i know they are i will leave my job and run straight to walmart to give money to this joke people call a fighter.

    • SlickRick

      Oh you mean how Royce Gracie was a “joke” when no other fighter could figure him out and got their ass handed to them on a platter? That type of a joke?

      • earlsimmons

        LOL unlike RR Gracie fought men MUCH larger than him and beat them. RR wont fight someone who is 10 lbs heavier. So no Gracie wasnt a joke but RR is. Thanks for proving my point you fool.

        • SlickRick

          Nice comparison idiot. Those men were much larger but only new a single discipline. Larger men that never had been exposed to the art of Jiu Jitsu. The mixed martial arts of today require weight classes to even the playing field. On fight night, Cyborg will be 20 pounds heavier than Ronda. Get your facts straight. For you to regard Rousey’s talent as a joke, shows you know nothing about the art of judo and how it has contributed to her success. But then again, you’re entitled to being an ignorant MMA fan.

          • Nomear,

            No, not that kind of a joke, the kind with a 14 second punch line. Ha, ha, not to mention the million dollars for delivering it.

        • Mac

          Get off Guyborg’s nuts……Which she clearly has.

    • TRT-rex

      Ronda is the real deal bro. There is not argument in the world, that can dispute that fact. If you don’t like her personally, because of her attitude and what not, that’s fine, because that’s her persona. That’s one of her selling points.

  • John Youwer

    Bet the book stinks as much as smelly Ronda does.