There have been many chapters in the ongoing feud between UFC megastar Ronda Rousey and her former manager Darin Harvey, but at least one contentious issue between the two seems to have been resolved.
Yahoo Sports‘ Kevin Iole was first to report that the UFC’s first ever female champion had agreed to make ‘extremely minor’ changes to her controversial autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight, in order to avoid being the target of a defamation lawsuit threatened by Harvey.
In a statement, Harvey said the following of Rousey and the New York Times best selling autobiography she released in 2015:
“During the four years we worked together, Ronda easily won all her amateur fights, went 8-0 as a professional, became the first woman to sign with the UFC, and landed roles in several feature films. Her book failed to acknowledge the important role I played in all of that and, in my view, defamed me in several respects.”
According to Iole, Harvey further stated that Rousey and Regan Arts (the book’s publisher) had agreed to make changes to the paperback, ebook, and audio-book versions of My Fight/Your Fight which will apply to all future printings and releases.
Alexander Polyachenko of LA-based Bash & Polyachenko, who represented Rousey in this case, released the following statement to Yahoo Sports:
“Neither I nor Ms. Rousey can specifically comment on the settlement that is 100 percent confidential and which Mr. Havey had no right to disclose in the first place. Without violating any agreements, I can say that the changes Mr. Harvey refers to are extremely minor and would not in any way alter the theme or flow of Ms. Rousey’s memoir.”
Ronda Rousey, who is ranked 2nd in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight rankings, remains on hiatus following her UFC 193 defeat, at the hands and feet of Holly Holm, in late 2015.
Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for news on if and when Rowdy will make her fighting-return to the octagon.
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