Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter

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Before Frank Shamrock became known professionally as “The Legend”—winning almost every mixed martial arts title in existence—he endured a childhood marred with abuse, neglect, and molestation that led to an equally troubled young adulthood. This riveting book tells his whole story: his neglect as a child by his hippie mother and absentee father, his salvation under the foster father who took him in when no one else would, his desperate act of armed robbery and subsequent incarceration in state prison, and his ...

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Overview

Before Frank Shamrock became known professionally as “The Legend”—winning almost every mixed martial arts title in existence—he endured a childhood marred with abuse, neglect, and molestation that led to an equally troubled young adulthood. This riveting book tells his whole story: his neglect as a child by his hippie mother and absentee father, his salvation under the foster father who took him in when no one else would, his desperate act of armed robbery and subsequent incarceration in state prison, and his eventual rebirth as a cage fighter who would go on to dominate the entire sport for the next two decades. Detailing his fights inside and outside of the ring, it discusses the people and events that enabled him to become a champion as well as his problems with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the reasons behind his retirement. With eye-opening depictions of the world of mixed martial arts fighters and refreshing candor, this thrilling story of sex, violence, crime, and redemption reveals the numerous pitfalls a famous fighter encountered in his life and how he successfully overcame them to become a champion in every sense of the word.

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"Frank's recounting of his journey gives us the hidden details of a truly unique life-warrior. Frank is raw, candid, and uncensored as he exposes himself and leaves no stone unturned. Uncaged will shake you to your core."  —Carlon M. Colker, MD, CEO, Peak Wellness, Inc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613744659
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 791,480
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Shamrock

Frank Shamrock was the undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) champion for 10 years and is the only person to win a title in all three major North American fight promotions (UFC, WEC, and Strikeforce). He has worked as an NBC sports announcer, is an owner of fight venues, and created his own line of MMA training gyms. He is the author of Mixed Martial Arts for Dummies. He lives in Los Angeles. Charles Fleming is a writer, an adjunct faculty member of the University of Southern California, and a reporter whose writing has been published in such publications as Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair. He is the coauthor of several books, including The Goomba Book of Love, The Goomba Diet, A Goomba’s Guide to Life, My Lobotomy, and Three Weeks in October. He lives in Los Angeles. Mickey Rourke is an actor, a screenwriter, and a retired boxer. He has acted in such films as Angel Heart, Iron Man 2, and Sin City, and he won a Golden Globe Award in 2009 for his lead role in The Wrestler. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mickey Rourke vii

Introduction ix

1 Childhood 1

2 Ward of the Court 17

3 Shamrock Boys Ranch 25

4 Jail 45

5 The Lion's Den 59

6 Japan 67

7 Pancrase and the Roots of MMA 75

8 Going Solo 91

9 American Champion 111

10 Going Hollywood 129

11 Feuds and the Fight Business 147

12 Fighting Baroni, Ortiz, and Cung Le 171

13 Fatherhood 195

14 Retirement 213

15 Fight No More 223

16 Coming To Terms 237

17 The Martial Way 245

Acknowledgments 255

Index 257

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

      I was pleasantly surprised!!  Frank is so open and honest in r

      I was pleasantly surprised!!  Frank is so open and honest in revealing 
    personal information about his life.  He proves through hard work, 
    perseverance, and dedication that all things are possible.

     This book is easy reading, informative and a feel good book.  People that
    are misinformed about mixed martial artists can begin to understand
    what fa-nominal athlete's these men really are. What it takes to be this type
    of warrior/ cage fighter.

      Seems Frank has paved the way for others to follow.........He defends the
    honor of being a MMA fighter.

      Frank encourages  those who are misguided and is living proof that
    when you want something bad enough  that it is achievable.
     
       I would recommend  this book for all ages men and women both.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Good book

    Good book to read if you like frank shamrock or early mma

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    Posted October 24, 2012

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