I didn’t know who Ronda Rousey was until I went to see the movie Entourage.
I’m not a UFC or MMA fan. But I immediately liked Ronda Rousey after the movie. She has rare honesty and sensitivity that emanate aside from her badass reputation as a brutal fighter. I want to be her friend.
My daughter’s friend read Ronda’s autobiography which I had no idea existed. I ran out and got it and devoured it between homework, hiking, taxiing kids and work. Sometimes on the toilet, I read it whenever I could!
Her book is worth the read for any woman and you don’t need to be a fan of UFC or MMA. Ronda Rousey is a beautiful role model for young girls and older women. She is independent and strong but also soft, proving that yes indeed, a strong woman can be soft-hearted. A winning, vicious, toned fighter can be feminine.
Her book is an awesome reference for any athlete. Ronda Rousey has the heart of a warrior and is a true champion. She correlates her physical struggles growing up as a judo
competitor to life struggles. I imagine everyone can relate to the life struggles. Athletes can relate to her physical struggles. Unlike most people Ronda adapts and pushes herself beyond imposing challenges. This is why she is a champion. She strengthens herself where others excuse themselves.
Her book is a self-help book. Since I began reading it, I push myself harder at work and during work outs but I also give myself more respect. I figure if she can push herself and ask for more without a peep then I can too. I can’t ever fight Rousey nor do I want to but I can believe in myself which is exactly what Rousey does.
I don’t understand the appeal of UFC fighting. I don’t understand how anyone can walk into a ring and beat someone to a pulp without a personal vendetta. But I don’t need to understand the appeal of UFC fighting to connect with her story and respect Rousey’s dogged pursuit of her dreams against naysayers.
Many say Ronda Rousey is arrogant and cocky. She does give herself a lot of credit but if you read this autobiography, I think you may appreciate her attitude. She is confident and without doubt in her ability as a fighter. Her assuredness is based on her dedication, focus and hard work aimed at being the best. She made a plan and she stuck to it. She’s reaping the rewards and is an inspiration. I don’t think she’s arrogant, I think she knows exactly what she’s about and that’s why I like her so much. She isn’t afraid to claim what she earned. She also isn’t afraid to name her fears outside of the ring. She is very honest about her humanness.
The book is well written, perhaps to the credit of her co-author Maria Burns-Ortiz. I think Ronda Rousey is a smart and expressive person. I’m glad she shared her story. It’s an exceptional one.