Ronda Rousey published her autobiography at the height of her career when it looked as if she had the whole world in her hands. She was the undefeated champ in the UFC and considered to be an extraordinary female athlete. She was also branching off into Hollywood starring in movies such as Entourage and Furious 7. The girl seemed untouchable and it was then that she decided to write a book and tell the world how she became the best.
“The fight is yours to win.”
In her book, she describes her struggles to rise to the top and takes us through the toughest times in her life. The book is fascinating for a lot of reasons, at one point Rousey was told no, that she would never make it to a top, mainly because she was female. She proved everyone wrong. She takes us through the loss of her father, and how she became one of the toughest females in the world. This girl knows what it’s like to not eat, to train to the point of collapse and to struggle every day for a dream that everyone is telling her that she can’t have.
There is no doubt that Ronda Rousey has taken a huge hit personally and professionally over the past few years, but one thing that I learned from Rousey through her book is that she is a survivor and that’s something that I relate to as well. I know what it’s like to eat canned tomato soup for a week because there isn’t money for anything else and what it means to struggle for a dream that at times seems impossible. I truly believe that Rousey will be back because she is a survivor and she’s proven people wrong before. I talk about my own survivor experiences in You Taste Like Sunshine and Whiskey and I was grateful for what I did learn from the champ. She has inspired me over many years through her failures as well as her successes.
My Fight / Your Fight is fantastic, not only for the people who love the fighting world but for all the people who find themselves struggling on a daily basis and just need a reason to keep on going. I’ve always found that Rousey is an inspirational person and despite her cocky exterior there is a genuine human being in there who is trying to inspire females to take their limitations and turn them into opportunities. If you haven’t picked the book up yet, it’s an easy read and one that will give you an inside look into the mind of the fallen champ.