Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat
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Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat

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by Forrest Griffin, Erich Krauss
     
 

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A New York Times Bestseller, Got Fight? is an hysterical, entertaining, and in-your-face guide to fighting from the most enigmatic and unpredictable fighter in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Forrest Griffin is the light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and was the winner of the first season of Spike TV’s The

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A New York Times Bestseller, Got Fight? is an hysterical, entertaining, and in-your-face guide to fighting from the most enigmatic and unpredictable fighter in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Forrest Griffin is the light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and was the winner of the first season of Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter; in Got Fight?, he shows you how he did it. With Erich Krauss, Muay Thai fighter and co-author of “The Prodigy” B.J. Penn’s Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge.

Editorial Reviews

Ultimate fighter Forrest Griffin no longer holds the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but he certainly ranks among the most popular brawlers in the sport. In this hard-as-knuckles book, this mixed-martial-arts maestro shares his favorite stories in and outside the fight octagon and delineates 50 key Zen principles for ultimate survival and triumph. A smash hit in hardcover; a pile-driver in paperback. (Hand-selling tip: Ultimate Fighting continues to justify its reputation as the world's fastest-growing sport. And did we mention that fans gobble up books about UFC stars?)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061721724
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/18/2010
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
674,505
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Forrest Griffin is one of the top-ranked light-heavyweight mixed martial artists in the world. He won the first season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2005 and has been one of the most beloved UFC fighters ever since. He is the Day man, fighter of the Night man, and champion of the sun. He is also a master of karate and friendship for everyone. But calm down, ladies, Forrest and his main squeeze, Jaime, live in Las Vegas.

Erich Krauss is a professional Muay Thai fighter and the author of more than twenty-five books, including Anderson Silva's The Mixed Martial Arts Instruction Manual: Striking. He has written for the New York Times, and is the founder and publisher of Victory Belt Publishing. He lives in Las Vegas.

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Got Fight? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book in three words: informational, easy, hilarious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. Forrest Griffin is not only a great fighter, but a highly skilled writer as well. Although not an "intellectually stimulating" book, it held my attention throughout with the nonstop humor, and originality. You won't be disappointed you bought this book!
ChuckMahoney More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed the humor in this book.
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sovey More than 1 year ago
¿Got Fight? The 50 Zen Principles of Hand to Face Combat¿ is a book written by and about Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter Forrest Griffin. The book is an overview of his life along with a section regarding techniques in fights. Forrest uses his life in a different way than most writers would however. Instead of a year by year synopsis, Forrest offers advice. He takes moments from his life and turns them successfully into lessons, whether it is preparing for a fight or finding the right woman. I believe that Forrest, whether it is through comedy, technical advice, or just his personality, effectively writes a book that every person, UFC fan or not, can enjoy. Sometimes, if you read a book, you have a hard time connecting with the writer. That is never the case in ¿Got Fight?¿ Reading through Forrest¿s life, you realize the same reason fans love him is the same reason the book is a great read. You realize he is a very average person. He¿s not the best athlete; he¿s neither the smartest or best looking person. This allows the average person to connect with him. He tells stories of being bullied as a child, or how he was often broke. He even brings up his actual IQ stating, ¿I even took an IQ test in college, I only got an 87, nothing special.¿ (Griffin) Using examples like these allow the normal person to become attached to the character, something a good book should strive for. If Forrest wasn¿t a UFC fighter, he could be a comedian. One of the reasons the book is such an excellent read is his use of comedy. Now, the comedy isn¿t for all, it can be disgusting but it works. For example, he tells stories of women he¿s slept with. It can be derogatory but it¿s funny when read. The use of comedy helps keep the flow of the book going by keeping the reader entertained. He also has his friends put excerpts of their opinions on things Forrest did. They help Forrest have an everyman feel to him since you see him through their eyes. He also uses humor to insult the readers sometimes. For instance, in the beginning of the book he places an over-the-top very macho, slightly sexist ¿test¿ to take and see if you¿re man enough to be reading the book. It can be insulting but it¿s funny and you can¿t stop laughing while filling it out. Since Forrest is a UFC fighter, there is some advice when it comes to in-ring techniques and career advice. Amongst UFC fans however, the book can be criticized for not having enough technical advice. I however, think it¿s a happy medium. I believe too much would turn away the average reader while not enough would turn away the avid UFC fans. He strikes the perfect balance when it comes to advice for fighters and stories for readers and doing so creates a book that is a great read for anybody.
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MMA_DON More than 1 year ago
1) Take the Test 2) Pass the Test* 3) Read the Book 4) Laugh your a** off!
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