My Fight/Your Fight
review by Bobby Blakey
Whether you love her or hate her there is no denying that MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is one of if not the best fighter in not only woman’s MMA but in history. She has already taken the MMA world by storm and has begun taking Hollywood as well with her appearances in Expendables 3, Fast and Furious 7 and the Entourage movie. Now she has brought her incredible story together in book form with My Fight/Your Fight.
The book follows not only Rousey’s rise through the ranks of JUDO and MMA to become the most dominate fighter in the world, but takes a peek inside her personal life as well. She has stripped away everything to allow the reader to take the journey with her to see the trials and tribulations she endured in both her personal life and her fight career. It’s one thing to be a fan of a fighter like Rousey, but when you get to see what she went through to get there it not only gives you a better understanding of her drive, but doubles as a motivational piece whether it was intended to be or not. As reading through this book you can see why and how she has become such a force to be reckoned with. Rousey has had so many personal struggles to deal with much like most people, but she chose to not sit down and give up like most and instead use it to drive her even further. Here story is classic Hollywood in design, but is all the real deal. She is not a factory produced average fighter, she is so much more. Her drive to be the best in and out of the ring with anything she does shows why she continues to dominate it all. She sees the weakness she has and feeds off of them to make herself better and instead of working around them eliminates them all together. This book is perfectly written and after the first few pages you will find yourself immersed in her life and will not be able to put it down. Her descriptions of training and fighting alone will make you feel like you are right there on the mat training with her. While most will be love hearing the more in depth story of her fight career, it is her personal life that is by far the most interesting. There are so many things that she goes through on a personal level that you would never expect from someone so dominate in the cage. It’s these parts of the book that humanize her, but not in a weak way but in a way that you can relate and are reminded that despite her being able and willing to destroy any person dumb enough to step into the octagon, she is still a person just like you and me.
One of the things people like to say about Rousey is that she is too cocky and there are aspects of this book that could easily make most still think that way. Those that have stepped in the ring, trained in martial arts or are just successful in general will understand her attitude and how that is a major reason for her success. Unlike most books like this that sugar coats the story or just tries to point out only the high points in their careers, Rousey has laid all the dirt on the line and once again shows why she is the champion both in and out of the ring.
Step into the ring with Rowdy Ronda Rousey and grab My Fight/Your Fight available now.