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Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts
     

Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts

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by Brian J. D'Souza
 

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RESPECTED, REVERED--AND EXPENDABLE

Pain. Getting ripped off. Watching your potential wither on the vine due to contractual disputes that arise when people view you as their property. More pain. For the upper echelon of professional athletes in mixed martial arts, life can resemble the nightmare, described by Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, of a snail traversing the

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RESPECTED, REVERED--AND EXPENDABLE

Pain. Getting ripped off. Watching your potential wither on the vine due to contractual disputes that arise when people view you as their property. More pain. For the upper echelon of professional athletes in mixed martial arts, life can resemble the nightmare, described by Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, of a snail traversing the edge of a razorblade.

Pound for Pound traces five legends--Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Maurício Rua and Fedor Emelianenko--through their humble origins, baptism by blood and fire, and rise to the pinnacle of MMA, where the sword of Damocles constantly threatens.

On the surface, we're conditioned to see these fighters as mere sports entertainers. We consume pay-per-views just as a diner patron drops quarters in a jukebox. Fighters' lives, however, are often more complex--and disturbing--than what event previews or color commentary portray.

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ISBN-13:
9780988149335
Publisher:
Thracian Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pound for Pound by Brian D'Souza is the best book on MMA ever written.  He captures what it takes to make it to the upper ranks on this modern gladiatorial sport.  It will captivate you from start to finish and you will understand MMA like never before.  From seasoned veterans of MMA to the newcomers, Pound For Pound will enlighten all.  Get all the inside scoops of the UFC and Pride.  This book was painstakingly researched and documented through world travels by the author in his quest to produce the greatest book on MMA ever written.  In my opinion, he has succeeded!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book, with many stories I never read anywhere else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pound for Pound is the most comprehensively researched book on MMA ever written.  I have read over 100 books on the subject of MMA and I can honestly say they are a mere footnote to Pound for Pound.  This book is a game changer and you will never see MMA or the UFC in the same way once you are done with this spellbinding book.  You will not be able to put it down and it will keep you captivated from start to finish.  This will prove to be the greatest book on MMA ever written.