My Fight/Your Fight by Ronda Rousey and Maria Burns Ortiz

BLOG“The fight is yours to win.”

Ronda Rousey is an Olympic medalist in judo and the undefeated UFC women’s champion.  In her autobiography she details her life growing up, the tragic loss of her father at a very young age, her struggles with relationships, her dedication to judo, and the challenging road to becoming the undefeated UFC women’s champion, sharing life lessons along the way.

My Fight/Your Fight is the story of an inspiring journey of incredible dedication, difficult challenges, hard-fought battles, life-lessons and success. Rousey teamed up with her sister Maria Burns Ortiz in creating this book, and the final product is well-written, engaging, and truly uplifting.  Each chapter begins with a message or a lesson such as: Know When to Move On, People Around You Control Your Reality, and Do Not Accept Less than What You’re Capable Of.  It then goes into personal stories and life experiences.  It is written and presented in a way that makes it relatable to everyone in addition to UFC and Ronda Rousey fans.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who finds themselves in need of an encouraging word and whole lot of inspiration.

Favourite quote: “I never would have been able to do any of those things without hope. The kind of hope I’m talking about is the belief that something good will come. That everything you’re going through and everything you’ve gone through will be worth the struggles and frustrations. The kind of hope I’m talking about is a deep belief that the world can be changed, that the impossible is possible.”

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