Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighterby Frank Shamrock, Charles Fleming
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… See more details below
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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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.
Good book to read if you like frank shamrock or early mma