Synopses & Reviews
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 worlds fastest-growing combat sport will delight and engage fans of this wildly popular sport.
Breaking the MMA language barrier for those who don't know the difference between a wristlock and a wristwatch, this guide offers various perspectives and analysis of the sport. Presents a combination of facts, fundamentals, and fighters of this growing combat sport.
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"The most comprehensive reference now available on the fights, fighters, managers, and executives defining contemporary mixed martial arts (MMA) and its related commercial industry." Library JournalIf the history of MMA was taught as a college course, Total MMA would be the official textbook used for the class.” Sam Caplan, www.FiveOuncesofPain.com, on Total MMASnowden is undeniably a talented writer who has done his research, and the work here is impressive.” Tommy Hackett, www.Total-MMA.com"I highly recommend it for yourself or for the MMA fan in your life." InsideFire.com"An incredible resource for any fan . . . the book is a treasure trove of MMA stories, people and history. From A (David 'Tank' Abbott) to Z (Zuffa), all the major players are included with records and recaps of past UFC, Pride and other major events." Chicago Sun-Times
"The MMA Encyclopedia is one of the more exhaustive references you'll find on the sport of mixed martial arts I highly recommend the book. Snowden's first book, Total MMA, was one of the better MMA books I've ever read, and this one may be even better." Houston Chronicle
"The latest offering from Jonathan Snowden, author of Total MMA, [this is] one of the best and most complete accounts of where this sport came from ever written. Inked in tandem with Canadian Kendall Shields, The MMA Encyclopedia is exactly that: an A-through-Z of mixed martial art, covering fighters, promotions, industry figures and the Just Bleed Guy . . . This is the kind of book that you'll go back to time-and-again." Province"Hundreds of pages jam-packed with so much mixed martial arts history, facts, interviews, detail, and dramatic photography, can leave you with multiple headaches if you read it too fast . . . Take time to enjoy this read, it is a book you will want to read over and over again." Ringside Report