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Ronda Rousey — Olympic bronze medalist, UFC champion, and world’s largest female pay-per-view draw... But it wasn’t always that way. Once a shy, frustrated child, an outcast in school, & an unwelcome competitor in a male-dominated sport, walk along with Rousey as she pulls herself up from an unthinkable tragedy to become the UFC’s first female fighter & one of the Ronda Rousey — Olympic bronze medalist, UFC champion, and world’s largest female pay-per-view draw... But it wasn’t always that way. Once a shy, frustrated child, an outcast in school, & an unwelcome competitor in a male-dominated sport, walk along with Rousey as she pulls herself up from an unthinkable tragedy to become the UFC’s first female fighter & one of the greatest female athletes of our time. "I’ve been through so much that there isn’t much left that can scare me. I’ve felt the most pain that I could ever feel, and I’ve felt the most pressure that I could feel and there’s nothing else left. And I believe that I’m capable of doing anything." - Ronda Rousey


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Ronda Rousey — Olympic bronze medalist, UFC champion, and world’s largest female pay-per-view draw... But it wasn’t always that way. Once a shy, frustrated child, an outcast in school, & an unwelcome competitor in a male-dominated sport, walk along with Rousey as she pulls herself up from an unthinkable tragedy to become the UFC’s first female fighter & one of the Ronda Rousey — Olympic bronze medalist, UFC champion, and world’s largest female pay-per-view draw... But it wasn’t always that way. Once a shy, frustrated child, an outcast in school, & an unwelcome competitor in a male-dominated sport, walk along with Rousey as she pulls herself up from an unthinkable tragedy to become the UFC’s first female fighter & one of the greatest female athletes of our time. "I’ve been through so much that there isn’t much left that can scare me. I’ve felt the most pain that I could ever feel, and I’ve felt the most pressure that I could feel and there’s nothing else left. And I believe that I’m capable of doing anything." - Ronda Rousey

30 review for Ronda Rousey: The Biography

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kerry Donovan

    Pretty darned good. I received this as a review copy. It's as detailed as an unofficial bio can be. Well written. If you like the sport and Ronda, it won't let you down.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    From its auspicious beginnings as a one-off pay-per-view event in 1993, the Ultimate Fighter Challenge, UFC for short, was destined for even bigger and better things. This rise to success was far from smooth, as, at one point, the UFC was banned by thirty-six of the fifty states. This was due, for a large part by Arizona’s Republican Senator John McCain. After first watching a fight, he compared it to a human cockfight. He was right in his assertion; the original format had no set weight classes From its auspicious beginnings as a one-off pay-per-view event in 1993, the Ultimate Fighter Challenge, UFC for short, was destined for even bigger and better things. This rise to success was far from smooth, as, at one point, the UFC was banned by thirty-six of the fifty states. This was due, for a large part by Arizona’s Republican Senator John McCain. After first watching a fight, he compared it to a human cockfight. He was right in his assertion; the original format had no set weight classes and very few rules. Changes had to be made to be accepted by the sporting public. Enters Dana White who revamps the UFC, which eventually lead to what it is today. When I was growing up, women didn’t fight. On the few occasions that disagreements couldn’t be screamed out, physical confrontation in the form of hair pulling, eye scratching, and ear biting conflict followed. Led by Laila Ali, the daughter of Mohammad Ali and Jackie Frazier, daughter of Joe Frazier, women’s fighting was led to a validated sport. It wasn’t until UFC 157, on February 23, 2013, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California that the first UFC card featured female fighters. Ronda Rousey fought Liz Carmouche for the Bantamweight championship. Ronda won 4.49 minutes of the first round by submission (armbar), making her champion after one fight. This was the beginning of a remarkable career. What comes before the fighter often makes the fighter. At the age of sixteen, Ronda goes to Tokyo, Japan to study under a well-respected Sensei. I can picture it now: wax on, wax off….. Oh, right country, wrong sport. This is a comprehensive biography of a woman that overcame disability and hardship, only to become stronger and more determined to excel in everything she tries. Unfortunately, when writing a “living biography”, as soon as the book is published, it is outdated. This book was published in 2013, almost five years ago and much has happened in Rondo Rousey’s life during that time. The author writes a highly emotional, all inspiring, often tear-jerking, and exceedingly entertaining biography of a truly remarkably gifted woman. The copy I read was a Kindle edition and the photos were thumb-size, making the captions under them illegibly small. This book may not have been sanctioned or authorized but it is a moving story. We haven’t heard the last of her yet….GO ROUSEY!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Professora Gabriella

    This topic holds absolutely no interest for me whatsoever, but I read it for a student who is a judoca and was using it as a study tool. There were some grammar mistakes here and there, but overall well written. The author had no authorization to write this, and so realied on social media, blogs and newspaper clippings to get his information - no to mention the fights themselves. It wasn't bad, and did inspire me for half a second to turn on an MMA fight.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, easy read and I learned some things about Ronda Rousey that I did not know. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is curious about Ronda, fan or not. This book gives a great insight into why she is the way she is.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine

    interesting light read would have liked it to have more depth

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mischa Bates

    More like 2.5. It was a VERY fast read, and not well written, but I enjoy getting a little insight on Rousey's upbringing.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sara Myhre

    If you truly want to know a lot of the back story to Ronda Rousey- read her book My Fight Your Fight. Much better book.

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