clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UFC champ Ronda Rousey deemed too violent for Wal-Mart... Seriously

But selling guns and and hunting equipment is fair game? Makes sense!

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight title holder Ronda Rousey is not only the baddest woman on the planet, but she is burgeoning actress, pop-culture icon, and an Olympic medalist among many other things.

Of all the traits to describe Rousey, I would have to believe "violent" is far down the list following "talented," "trailblazing," and "awe-inspiring" among many others.

"Rowdy" is not a street fighter, nor does she act out in any violent way outside of the sanctioned Octagon, and yet Wal-Mart has deemed the UFC champ "too violent" to sell her book in stores according to a report from Page Six.

Yes, really.

A store that sells hunting equipment, including knives, guns, and ammunition refuses to sell Rousey's book "My Fight/Your Fight" -- scheduled to be released on May 12 -- due to the UFC champ being too violent.

Of course, violence doesn't stop them from selling video games likes Grand Theft Auto, or books on other combat sports.

Is this simply a case of ignorance, or is there some ulterior motive for Wal-Mart to ban Rousey's book as if she was some sort of warlord?

Either way, it is absolutely ludicrous.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania