The MMA Encyclopedia [NOOK Book]

Overview


Breaking the MMA language barrier for those who don't know the difference between a wristlock and a wristwatch, this guide offers various perspectives and analysis of the sport. Presents a combination of facts, fundamentals, and fighters of this growing combat sport.
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The MMA Encyclopedia

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Overview


Breaking the MMA language barrier for those who don't know the difference between a wristlock and a wristwatch, this guide offers various perspectives and analysis of the sport. Presents a combination of facts, fundamentals, and fighters of this growing combat sport.
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Editorial Reviews

InsideFire.com
I highly recommend it for yourself or for the MMA fan in your life.
Chicago Sun-Times
An incredible resource for any fan . . . the book is a treasure trove of MMA stories, people and history. From A (David "Tank" Abbott) to Z (Zuffa), all the major players are included with records and recaps of past UFC, Pride and other major events.
Houston Chronicle
The MMA Encyclopedia is one of the more exhaustive references you'll find on the sport of mixed martial arts . . . I highly recommend the book. Snowden's first book, Total MMA, was one of the better MMA books I've ever read, and this one may be even better.
The Province
The MMA Encyclopedia is the latest offering from Jonathan Snowden, author of Total MMA, one of the best and most complete accounts of where this sport came from ever written. Inked in tandem with Canadian Kendall Shields, The MMA Encyclopedia is exactly that: an A-through-Z of mixed martial art, covering fighters, promotions, industry figures and the Just Bleed Guy . . . This is the kind of book that you'll go back to time-and-again.
Ringside Report
Hundreds of pages jam-packed with so much mixed martial arts history, facts, interviews, detail, and dramatic photography, can leave you with multiple headaches if you read it too fast . . . Take time to enjoy this read, it is a book you will want to read over and over again
www.CBSSports.com
A definitive history of the sport, and it tackles just about every major figure and event in the sport's history.
Sam Caplan
If the history of MMA was taught as a college course, Total MMA would be the official textbook used for the class. (Sam Caplan, www.FiveOuncesofPain.com, on Total MMA)
From the Publisher

"The most comprehensive reference now available on the fights, fighters, managers, and executives defining contemporary mixed martial arts (MMA) and its related commercial industry."  —Library Journal

“If the history of MMA was taught as a college course, Total MMA would be the official textbook used for the class.”  —Sam Caplan, www.FiveOuncesofPain.com, on Total MMA

“Snowden is undeniably a talented writer who has done his research, and the work here is impressive.”  —Tommy Hackett, www.Total-MMA.com

"An exhaustive look at the arts, athletes, promotions and techniques that make up mixed martial arts." —USA Today (June 13, 2011)

"An incredible resource for any fan . . . the book is a treasure trove of MMA stories, people and history. From  A (David 'Tank' Abbott) to Z (Zuffa), all the major players are included with records and recaps of past UFC, Pride and other major events."  —Chicago Sun-Times

"The MMA Encyclopedia is one of the more exhaustive references you'll find on the sport of mixed martial arts I highly recommend the book. Snowden's first book, Total MMA, was one of the better MMA books I've ever read, and this one may be even better."  —Houston Chronicle

"The latest offering from Jonathan Snowden, author of Total MMA, [this is] one of the best and most complete accounts of where this sport came from ever written. Inked in tandem with Canadian Kendall Shields, The MMA Encyclopedia is exactly that: an A-through-Z of mixed martial art, covering fighters, promotions, industry figures and the Just Bleed Guy . . . This is the kind of book that you'll go back to time-and-again."  —Province

"Hundreds of pages jam-packed with so much mixed martial arts history, facts, interviews, detail, and dramatic photography, can leave you with multiple headaches if you read it too fast . . . Take time to enjoy this read, it is a book you will want to read over and over again."  —Ringside Report

Library Journal
Expanding on his 2008 title, Total MMA, Snowden, along with Shields (Dalhousie Univ. Judo Club), has compiled the most comprehensive reference now available on the fights, fighters, managers, and executives defining contemporary mixed martial arts (MMA) and its related commercial industry. Alphabetized entries, written informally, run several paragraphs and offer histories, biographical profiles, and sidebars containing fighter quotations. While black-and-white photographs appear throughout, a slender segment of full-color action shots—some of arrested fists striking jaws and noses—anchors the book. Two appendixes on UFC Championships and other significant MMA fighting results close the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554908448
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,113,825
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author


Jonathan Snowden is a former lawyer, a radio DJ, and a television producer. He is the author of Total MMA, has worked for the U.S. Army and the White House Communications Agency, is trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the Army Combatives Program, and currently works for the Department of Defense. He lives in Vienna, Virginia. Kendall Shields teaches English at Saint Mary’s University and judo at the Dalhousie University Judo Club. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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