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The MMA Encyclopedia Description
Whether a casual fan or a longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiast, all MMA spectators will benefit from the information in this detailed reference. The complicated nature of MMA can create a barrier for potential fans, but this clear, concise guide breaks the MMA language barrier for those who don't know the difference between a wristlock and a wristwatch, while also offering various perspectives and analysis. This combination of facts, fundamentals, and fighters of the world’s fastest-growing combat sport will delight and engage fans of this wildly popular sport.
'On the Back' of The MMA Encyclopedia
"Did you see the big fight this weekend?"
That question used to be about boxing, when the giants of the fight world were Ali, Tyson, and Sugar Ray. Now fans are leaving the sweet science in droves for the combat sport of the 21st century: mixed martial arts.
MMA has drawn millions on cable and network television, as well as out-performed professional wrestling and boxing on pay-per-view. Fans are attracted to the ultimate test of skill and heart, but unlike boxing (where strategy and technique are limited to using both your left and right hands), an MMA fight can be surprisingly complicated.
The MMA Encyclopedia puts the fighters, the facts, and the fundamentals of the world's fastest growing sport at your fingertips as the definitive reference guide to mixed martial arts. The encyclopedia breaks the MMA language barrier for those who don't know their Big Nog from their Little Nog, a Renzo from a Rickson, or their omoplata from their gogoplata. At the same time it offers perspective and analysis that will entertain the hard-core fan who already has the basics down pat. With appendices that detail the results of every major MMA fight in history, this is the ultimate reference book for the ultimate sport.
JONATHAN SNOWDEN is the bestselling author of Total MMA. He quit his job as a lawyer after September 11, 2001, to join the United States Army. He trained in Brazilian Jiujitsu and the Army Combatives Program and fell in love with the UFC. He is a former radio DJ and television producer who worked for the White House Communications Agency in Washington, D.C. He currently works for the Department of Defense and is a contributor to BloodyElbow.com and the Houston Chronicle.
KENDALL SHIELDS lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he teaches English at Saint Mary's University and judo at the Dalhousie University Judo Club. This is his first book.
PETER LOCKLEY is a Washington, D.C.-based photographer who specializes in sport: action, portraiture, and creative photo essays. For five years he was the chief sports photographer for the Washington Times. Today, he is fully committed to freelance photography.
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