Ronda Rousey's Book Won't Be Displayed in Wal-Mart StoresApril 5, 2015
Wal-Mart apparently draws a line in the sand when it comes to books penned by undefeated women's bantamweight champions. According to Richard Johnson of the New York Post's Page Six, the popular retailer is reportedly refusing to display Ronda Rousey's memoir, My Fight/Your Fight, in its stores.
TMZ clarified on Monday that Wal-Mart stores will have the book in stock but that it can only be picked up if ordered online and will not be on display:
Spokesperson Danit Marquardt tells TMZ Sports ... Walmart has been anticipating Ronda's book release since last September, and you can already pre-order it on the company's website.
However, she did confirm the book will not be on display in Walmart stores. You can pick it up in the store if you order it online. In other words ... the book will be in the stock room, but not out for customers to see.
As for why Walmart's hiding Ronda's memoir -- Marquardt wouldn't comment on the "too violent" report ... but said "a variety of factors" played into the decision to only offer it online.
Rousey's publisher, Judith Regan, added, "I'm shocked, shocked to discover that censorship is going on in America!"
Amazon offers this description of the book:
In this revealing memoir, undefeated UFC champion and Hollywood star Ronda Rousey charts her difficult path to glory, revealing her tragic childhood and her father’s suicide, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth.
Rousey (11-0 with nine submissions) has won all five of her fights in the UFC, with the most recent being a 14-second first-round destruction of Cat Zingano. All but one of the 28-year-old's victories have come in the first round, and she's finished off nine of 11 foes with her famous armbar.
Rousey has also become a crossover star, having appeared in The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.
Her book is set to hit stores May 12.