Total Mma: Inside Ultimate Fighting

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ECW Press, Dec 1, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 408 pages
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From the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) meager beginnings to its present-day glory, this in-depth chronology reveals all the information needed to understand the contemporary world of mixed martial arts, where the backroom deal-making is as fierce as the fighting. Between the UFC's controversial president, Dana White, the political persecution that the sport has suffered from politicians like John McCain, and the tumultuous careers of its greatest stars, mixed martial arts (MMA) competition has garnered more than its fair share of the spotlight in recent years. This thorough history provides fans with the whole story behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship, including profiles of MMA's greatest stars such as Ken Shamrock; the immense popularity of mixed martial arts events in Japan; the influence of the Fertitta family, whose Las Vegas connections opened the door for the UFC to succeed; and, finally, Spike TVs role in making mixed martial arts a national obsession.
 

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Contents

Introduction
The Birth of Brazilian JiuJitsu
The War of the Worlds
Fight Night
Pancrase 5 The Lions Den 6 The Tournament 7 The Great UFCPR Battle 8 Pride Arrives 9 Remodeling the UFC 10 Frank Shamrockandthe Alliance ...
Enter the Fertittas 13 The UFC Survives 14
Tito vs the LionsDen 16 Randy vs Chuck 17 The Growth of Pride
The Ultimate Fighter 19 PostTUF 20 Pride Before the Fall
TUF 3
Ortiz vs Liddell
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Jonathan Snowden is a former lawyer, radio DJ, and television producer. He 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.

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