Mixed Martial Arts: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports

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The Sport: The short and tumultuous history of the UFC and modern Mixed Martial Arts is one of the greatest stories in all of sports. From its spectacular beginnings to its deathbed, to reemergence as the fastest growing sport in the world, Mixed Martial Arts covers it all.

The Format: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. The book offers ten compelling chapter introductions and one thousand numbers full...

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Overview

The Sport: The short and tumultuous history of the UFC and modern Mixed Martial Arts is one of the greatest stories in all of sports. From its spectacular beginnings to its deathbed, to reemergence as the fastest growing sport in the world, Mixed Martial Arts covers it all.

The Format: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. The book offers ten compelling chapter introductions and one thousand numbers full of statistics, stories, and oddities that blast new fans with the force of a Bas Rutten liver shot, and wipe away the cobwebs of the diehards as if they were waking up from a "Cro Cop" head kick.

Interactive: Numerical entries tagged with SBTN All-Star or SBTN Hall of Fame logos are scattered throughout this book. These logos indicate that more information is available at our web site sportsbythenumbers.com. Readers and sports fans can then visit our site and participate in the SBTN blogs and conversations regarding those numbers, creating an interactive community.

Why did Hermes Franca agree to fight Manny Reyes for one dollar?

How did Matt "The Law" Lindland get his nickname?

Why did Jason "Mayhem" Miller mention Sacagawea after his WEC contract was fulfilled?

How many strikes did Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch combine to throw at UFC 87?

Why was Ian Freeman's victory over Frank Mir at UFC 38 both inspiring and terribly sad?

Find out all the answers and more in Mixed Martial Arts-a book for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their favorite fighters and promotions.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Foreword Danny Acosta v

Preface / Acknowledgements viii

The Locker xiii

Chapter 1 Questions and Answers Again and Again 1

Chapter 2 TUF'ers and Such 23

Chapter 3 From Spectacle to Sport: and the Sponsorships to Prove it! 47

Chapter 4 Dangerous Dan 69

Chapter 5 Every Strike, Every Kick, Every Takedown, Every Submission Matters: The Growth of MMA Statistics 91

Chapter 6 Dear John 113

Chapter 7 From Spectacle to Sport: Fifteen Minutes of Fighting as Proof 135

Chapter 8 Rory ... Little Rory MacDonald! Are You Sure? 157

Chapter 9 Crossroads and Choices 179

Chapter 10 "Heroes?" 201

Bibliography 221

Index 224

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

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    1000 reasons to BUY this book!

    If you are into Mixed Martial Arts, this book has over 1000 facts, numbers, tips, stories and amusing incidents to keep you reading for months! Whether it is the UFC or modern MMA, Mixed Martial Arts: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports has you covered. Heck the 11-page index alone is worth the price of the book as a quick reference to a particular fighter's history.

    The authors have several great Sports by Numbers books out that I can recommend such as Major League Baseball and New York Yankees: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports.
    Zac Robinson also wrote another great MMA book, Mixed Martial Arts IQ, look for it.

    So look no further for your MMA reference manual. It is here and available now!

    Sam Hendricks, author Fantasy Football Guidebook and Fantasy Football Tips

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