Brawl: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mixed Martial Arts Competition [NOOK Book]

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting pits masters of every kind of combat—street fighting, sumo, judo—in matches broadcast around the world. This book chronicles the turbulent history of MMA fighting from its inception in the Greek Olympic Games, through its glorification in Japan, to its growing popularity as an American sport. Through personal interviews with legendary fighters, Krauss offers a detailed look into a world of absolute intensity, offering a unique look at the MMA ...
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Brawl: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mixed Martial Arts Competition

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Overview

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting pits masters of every kind of combat—street fighting, sumo, judo—in matches broadcast around the world. This book chronicles the turbulent history of MMA fighting from its inception in the Greek Olympic Games, through its glorification in Japan, to its growing popularity as an American sport. Through personal interviews with legendary fighters, Krauss offers a detailed look into a world of absolute intensity, offering a unique look at the MMA universe—one of honor, vendettas, and drunken back-alley scraps.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554902385
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Erich Krauss began his fighting career in the underground gambling halls of Pataya, Thailand. He returned to the United States and now trains at the world-renowned Lion's Den. He lives in San Diego, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Bakugan Brawl #2

    "Is that all you say LightBug?",I asked. Everypony laugh."Hey i'm not like you humans I come from Vestroia.",LightBug said.

    I logged out of the bakugan chat and went outside."I wonder who wants to Bakugan battle?",I asked. Just then a battler wanted to brawl me."I want to Brawl you BlazingFire Celestia.",The brawler said.

    "What's your name short stuff?",I asked the brawler."My name is Sweet Death.",SD said. I was excited that someone wanted to brawl."Ok what attribute are you?",I asked."Aquos.",SD said.

    "Ok.",I said while getting out my field card."Field open!",We said. The field opened.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Sweet Death

    Actually, I'm Darkus, but hey, I could've been Aquos, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Ice tears

    Good keep going also put me in it my bio is at ism result 3

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

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    Good Book

    Before the popularity of MMA boomed in the United States, it was a upstart sport that had many obstacles to overcome. This book chronicles the early struggles of MMA and showcases the athletes that paved the way for the MMA world. This book is must read for any MMA fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2008

    Good overview of the development of MMA

    The author does a good job providing an overview of the development of MMA in the US. He provides background on the inception of the UFC and its evolution up to the purchase by the Fertitta brothers in early 2001 (right before UFC 30). [And as MMA fans know, the Fertitta brothers and Dana White did much to get the sport sanctioned and back on cable distribution -- contributing to its rapid growth in recent years.] The book also provides some bios on the early pioneers of MMA. Good reading overall for the MMA fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2004

    Passionately written

    This book is awesome, I highly recommend to anyone. You will not be disappointed in this book. The author definitely has extreme knowledge and intensity in his writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2002

    wow what a great book.

    ive been a fan of MMA for sometime now. This book has great insight and explains the history of No Holds Barred fighting or what they call in brazil Vale Tudo fighting. If u like Mixed Martial Arts then get a copy of this book

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