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Ronda Rousey Autobiography Too Violent for Walmart Shelves

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Actress Ronda Rousey attends the premiere of motion picture crime thriller "Furious 7" in Los Angeles on April 1, 2015. (Jim Ruymen/UPI/Landov)

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015 06:29 AM

Cage fighter Ronda Rousey's new autobiography will be sold by Walmart, but customers won't find it anywhere in the stores of America's leading retailer. The "too violent" book will just be sold through Walmart.com.

The New York Post reported Walmart was refusing to sell the UFC champion's upcoming autobiography "My Fight/Your Fight," due out May 12, because it was "too violent." The Post quoted publisher Judith Regan as saying "I'm shocked, shocked to discover that censorship is going on America."

Walmart spokesperson Danit Marquardt told TMZ Sports and numerous other media outlets Monday that while the company is selling "My Fight/Your Fight," it would be selling it through Walmart.com and not displaying it on its store floors.

"Walmart has been anticipating Ronda's book release since last September, and you can already pre-order it on the company's website," said TMZ Sports. "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," TMZ Sports noted.

Walmart's decision brought complaints from UFC followers like Alex Schlinsky of from MMA Mania.com.

"A store that sells hunting equipment, including knives, guns, and ammunition refuses to sell Rousey's book 'My Fight/Your Fight' … due to the UFC champ being too violent," wrote Schlinsky. "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 Walmart to ban Rousey's book as if she was some sort of warlord?"

Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo along with being UFC's bantamweight champion, is a budding actress as well, co-starring in the recently released "Furious 7" and will also co-star in the upcoming "Entourage" this summer.

"Furious 7" opened to box office records this past weekend, taking in $143.6 million from moviegoers, according to Time magazine. It was also Universal Studio's biggest opening weekend yet, topping "Fast & Furious 6" $97.4 million and "Fifty Shades of Grey's" $85.2 million earlier this year, noted Time.

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Cage fighter Ronda Rousey's new autobiography will be sold by Walmart, but customers won't find it anywhere in the stores of America's leading retailer. The "too violent" book will just be sold through Walmart.com.
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