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New York Times snubs Ronda Rousey book from 'Best Seller' list despite massive first week sales

Why no love for "Rowdy?"

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It seems Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White may have jumped the gun when he sent out this tweet congratulating Ronda Rousey as a New York Times best seller.

According to Page Six, the Olympian's book titled "My Fight/Your Fight" didn't make the "Best Sellers" list in the non-fiction hardcover category, despite the fact that it sold over 10,000 copies in the first week of its release.

In addition, the report claims The New York Times has a tendency to play favorites when it comes to the list, and doesn't always go strictly by the numbers.

The news was enough for Regan Arts -- the publishing company responsible for releasing Ronda's book -- to do some research and call out the Times for its "shocking" decision to snub the UFC women's bantamweight champion.

Rousey's book sold better than 10 books on the list, and strangely, "Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies" placed No. 6 on the list below "The Road to Character" by the Times' own David Brooks, even though O'Reilly sold 4,000 more books than Brooks did.

Judith Regan told me: "I'm shocked, shocked that the New York Times would snub Ronda Rousey and Bill O'Reilly."

Can't win them all, I suppose.

The good news is, Rousey is still sitting pretty, as her book sales are going strong -- as is her movie career -- with her latest project "Entourage" set for nationwide theatrical release on June 3, 2015.

But more importantly, her mixed martial arts (MMA) career is still thriving, as she looks to keep her perfect record (11-0, 5-0 UFC) intact when she faces Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 on Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

For more on that event click here.

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