:LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 28: Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

If you’re interested in picking up MMA fighter Ronda Rousey’s memoir, you won’t be able to browse through the book or buy it at your local Walmart.

Rousey’s book, titled My Fight/Your Fight, will be available on May 12 just about anywhere books are sold. Her popularity has never been greater, between her success in the ring, roles in the Furious 7 and Entourage movies and an appearance at WrestleMania. But Rousey’s fans and curious observers won’t find the memoir at Walmart. The retailer has opted not to carry the memoir in its stores, deeming it too violent.

Should we mention that Walmart sells firearms and ammunition in its stores and online? You can also find boxing gear — including punching bags, handwraps, gloves and headgear, along with MMA training mitts and shields — at its retail outlets. DVDs featuring MMA matches and training regimens are also available on Walmart shelves.

Oh, and since we’re talking about movies, you can also find films like The Hunger Games, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, John Wick and the Saw horror series at Walmart. American Sniper will go on sale the week after Rousey’s book is published. If TV shows are what you prefer to watch, you can pick up collections such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy and 24.

Maybe this is about books for Walmart. Let’s see what the retailer offers on its bookshelves. Here’s a thriller by Kay Hooper, titled A Deadly Web. What’s that about?

A wealthy banker is dead, shot once in the chest during a hunting trip. There are many reasons for him to be killed, and many people who would do the deed. But who did? Lucas Davenport has an idea. But this routine murder investigation is about to turn into something different. A cat-and-mouse game with a killer who does not hesitate to take the fight to Lucas himself. And those he loves.

I don’t want to be a prude, but that sounds sort of violent. And it’s available at Walmart stores. Rousey’s book will not be, though customers can buy it through Walmart online.

To be fair, other books are available on Walmart’s website, but not at stores, such as current bestseller The Girl on the Train. J.D. Robb’s Obsession with Death is also not on shelves. But if you want to read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, you can pick that up at your local Walmart. James Patterson’s NYPD Red, which features a serial killer as its villain, is also there.

But maybe there’s something in Rousey’s memoir that’s been deemed unacceptable by executives and the powers-that-be for Walmart. Perhaps we can guess as to what that content might be after the book is released and we’ve thumbed through its pages.

For now, Rousey said “success is the best revenge” in response to the matter in a post on her Instagram page. Maybe that’s the final word on the matter, unless Rousey’s fans make it known that they’d like to buy her book at Walmart stores.

About Ian Casselberry

Ian is a writer, editor, and podcaster. You can find his work at Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He's written for Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, MLive, Bleacher Report, and SB Nation.

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