Fighting Words: In-depth Interviews with the Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts

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Mike Straka, host of HDNet's Fighting Words, sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names, Straka paints a full picture of this incredibly unique and highly entertaining sport. Inside readers will find interviews with many of the giants of MMA, including Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Cain Velasquez, Frankie Edgar, Dana White, Renzo Gracie, Ken and ...

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Overview

Mike Straka, host of HDNet's Fighting Words, sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names, Straka paints a full picture of this incredibly unique and highly entertaining sport. Inside readers will find interviews with many of the giants of MMA, including Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Cain Velasquez, Frankie Edgar, Dana White, Renzo Gracie, Ken and Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, and Jon Jones.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600785634
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,426,526
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Straka is the senior vice president of media and entertainment at Authentic Brands Group. He is also the host of TapouT News on www.TapouT.com and Fighting Words with Mike Straka on HDNet.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Randy Couture vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Dana White 1

Chapter 2 Frankie Edgar 15

Chapter 3 Frank Shamrock 29

Chapter 4 Jon Jones 45

Chapter 5 Big John McCarthy 57

Chapter 6 Josh Thomson 71

Chapter 7 Bas Rutten 87

Chapter 8 Cain Velasquez 99

Chapter 9 Matt Hughes 111

Chapter 10 Scott Coker 125

Chapter 11 Randy Couture 141

Chapter 12 Ken Shamrock 157

Chapter 13 Clay Guida 181

Chapter 14 Renzo Gracie 195

Chapter 15 Chuck Liddell 209

Epilogue 221

Acknowledgments 225

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