The Cage Fighter - The True Story of Ian 'The Machine' Freeman


Author: Ian Freeman
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1784189707
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 300
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'Hit me first and that's when I turn psycho. I cracked him so hard that he fell against the wall behind him; that was the only thing that kept him up. He was so dazed that he turned to run away and just ran straight into the wall...'Meet Ian Freeman...otherwise known as The Machine. A friend to keep close and an enemy to steer clear of, cross him and you will live to regret it. For Ian, violence is no glamorous profession, but a way of life.At 18 years of age, Ian's destiny changed forever, when he stepped in to help the victim of a brutal attack. Ian's bravery was rewarded by the gang of bullies turning their fists on him. He was beaten to within an inch of his life but escaped through sheer determination.From this point on, Ian became fighter rather than victim and The Machine was born. Soon he was running the doors of Sunderland's toughest nightclubs with an iron fist, but merely controlling his patch was not enough. Determined to be able to defend himself whatever the challenge, Ian quickly established himself as an unbeatable force in the fighting art of Vale Tudo - Portuguese for 'anything goes' - and rose to be Britain's finest heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts fighter.

The Cage Fighter


Author: Paul Burton Greenbaum
Publisher: Healing from the Heart Publications
ISBN: 9780979648373
Category: Fiction
Page: 214
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Johnny Lazio's quest for enlightenment through the path of combat arts. He is aided by meditation masters, boxing coaches, and mostly by a young Thai prostitute named Cindy.

Would You Dare Be an MMA Fighter?


Author: Robert Kennedy
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1482458179
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Mixed martial arts is one of the fastest growing sports, and includes karate, jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, grappling, wrestling, judo, and other combat sports. MMA fighters, combating opponents in a cage with nowhere to escape, have truly impressive skills! Riveted readers will be on the edge of their seats as they learn what it takes to enter the ring of an MMA bout. Action-packed photographs and fun fact boxes add to the excitement of this electrifying sport.

Cage Fighter


Author: Lj Collins
Publisher: Apparition Intervention
ISBN: 9781487424299
Category: Fiction
Page: 214
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Christopher Reynolds has been the reigning British cage fighter champion for the past two consecutive years. The next time he goes into the cage to defend his title, he demonstrates to his opponent in the first few minutes why he's earned the nickname, Raging Reynolds. Christopher is fired up and on good form. His opponent's blood is shed, and it's more than his male ego and pride on the line. When it looks like Christopher's about to seal his victory, he freezes, puts his hand to his throat and collapses on the floor. When he's pronounced dead and high levels of heroin are found in his bloodstream, foul play is suspected. Unable to go to the police, Christopher's bereaved long-term partner, Ethan, turns to the Apparition Intervention team for help. As the ex-female karate champion in her county, Jane is the obvious person to investigate the case. The spirit of a junkie comes to her aid and leads her to a potential culprit, but when she gets too close to them, she finds herself in the cage with them, and then she's the one fighting for her life so that justice can be served.

Uncaged

My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter
Author: Frank Shamrock,Charles Fleming,Mickey Rourke
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613744684
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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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 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.

Fighting for You - Alles Für Dich


Author: Vi Keeland
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979297523
Category:
Page: 380
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Die Journalistin Liv Michaels hat es fast geschafft. Sie ist klug, entschlossen und nur wenige Wochen von dem Job entfernt, von dem seit der Highschool getr�umt hat. Die Zeit heilt alle Wunden und sogar ihr Herz, das Vince Stonetti ihr mit seiner Zur�ckweisung vor sieben Jahren so grausam gebrochen hat.MMA-K�mpfer Vince The Invincible" Stone ist der Traum aller Frauen - stark, sexy, selbstbewusst, und zudem hat er alles unter Kontrolle. Unter schwierigen Verh�ltnissen aufgewachsen, hat er es gelernt, nie sein Herz zu �ffnen. Er mag Frauen, behandelt sie gut, stellt ihre Bed�rfnisse �ber seine eigenen ... aber immer nur f�r eine Nacht.Mit dem gr��ten Kampf seines Lebens am Horizont sollte er sich eigentlich ganz auf sein Training konzentrieren. Doch dann f�hrt das Schicksal Liv und Vince wieder zusammen und gibt ihnen eine zweite Chance ...

Dax

A Bad Boy MMA Fighter Romance
Author: Paula Cox
Publisher: E-Book Publishing World Inc.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Dax is book 1 of the Sucker Punch Romance trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Dax's Sins and Dax's Silence are available everywhere now! I break everyone who challenges me. This girl will be no different. Whether on the battlefield or in the cage, it makes no difference: I always come out on top. Tiana thinks she will be the one to strip away my defenses. But the only one stripping is her. I've got a body count that's hundreds deep. It's what soldiers do: We take down what's in front of us. I simply refuse to lose. But Tiana is different than anyone I've ever faced. She's tough, but fragile. Smart, but scared. She's seen hell, too. A different kind of hell than the bloodbaths I'm used to. I want to fight for her. To protect her from the bastards in her past… And the devils in her head. For that to happen, she has to let me in. She wants to refuse, to keep me at arms' length. But one way or another, I'm going to break her down. I won't rest until I make her mine.

Dax's Silence

A Bad Boy MMA Fighter Romance
Author: Paula Cox
Publisher: E-Book Publishing World Inc.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Dax's Silence is book 3 and the finale of the Sucker Punch Romance trilogy! I break everyone who challenges me. This girl will be no different. Whether on the battlefield or in the cage, it makes no difference: I always come out on top. Tiana thinks she will be the one to strip away my defenses. But the only one stripping is her. I've got a body count that's hundreds deep. It's what soldiers do: We take down what's in front of us. I simply refuse to lose. But Tiana is different than anyone I've ever faced. She's tough, but fragile. Smart, but scared. She's seen hell, too. A different kind of hell than the bloodbaths I'm used to. I want to fight for her. To protect her from the bastards in her past… And the devils in her head. For that to happen, she has to let me in. She wants to refuse, to keep me at arms' length. But one way or another, I'm going to break her down. I won't rest until I make her mine.

Leg Locked By The MMA Fighter

Steamy Explicit Romance
Author: Selena Black
Publisher: 25 Eagles LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 12
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Sandra has a best friend - but when her best friend walks in with a muscular, tattoed and brutually handsome new boytoy, there is only one thing on her mind. He tells her he's an MMA fighter, and an excited conversation turns into an invitation for her to watch him train at his gym. When the MMA gym closes, she hangs back to watch him as he gets in a few extra minutes of practice. He invites her into the fight cage, where they get so close it becomes impossible for them to contain themselves. Even though it's her best friend's boyfriend, a leg lock is hard to get out of...

Caged

Memoirs of a Cage-fighting Poet
Author: Cameron Conaway
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615521770
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 250
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Accomplished MMA fighter and award-winning writer Cameron Conaway presents in Caged the true story of a young man who overcomes a family background and his own inner torment by learning to channel his frustrations into the physical world of mixed martial arts fighting and the cerebral world of poetry and writing. It teaches the value of personal reflection, how life's most painful moments can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of human nature, and just what is possible when optimism and determination combine to overcome tough odds. Caged shows how the pursuit of two seemingly disparate passions helped a struggling boy blossom into a simple man. The result is a literary and lyrical philosophical journey into the heart and mind of a modern-day warrior.

Fighter: The Unauthorized Biography of Georges St-Pierre, UFC Champion


Author: Jerry Langton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118017395
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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St-Pierre is two-time and current champion of the UFC's most desired and hotly contested weight class. He has forced other fighters to go to great lengths in an effort to unseat him. But he's more than that. He's ramping up the popularity of the sport itself and the culture around it. St-Pierre is a marketer's dream. He's handsome, charismatic and funny in a self-effacing way. He's Canadian, fluently bilingual, came up from a difficult background with a few personal tragedies and has never been involved with drugs or crime or had his love life make any headlines. He's the man that the UFC is going to ride on in its quest to transform itself from niche market to mainstream. It's already beginning. While other UFC fighters have sponsors like gyms and equipment suppliers, St-Pierre has signed multi-million-dollar deals with brands such as Under Armour and is even following in the footsteps of such luminaries as Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning and Sidney Crosby as a spokesman for Gatorade. Fighter details the life of St-Pierre: how his talent, hard work and perseverance have paid off handsomely, and how his star has risen in the psyche of mixed martial arts fans around the world. It describes how he is held in high esteem by a huge number of Canadians despite the fact that his profession is looked down upon by many and is even illegal in several US States and Canadian Provinces. St-Pierre's ascent and fame have become a democratizing force, pressuring the establishment to take Mixed Martial Arts and Ultimate Fighting seriously in ways that it would not have without him.

Fighting for You - Nur Fur Dich


Author: VI Keeland
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530258741
Category:
Page: 356
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Es sind oft Kleinigkeiten, die ein Leben verandern. Fur Nico Hunter war es ein erlaubter Schlag. Ein einziger Kampf...und nichts ist so wie es mal war. Elle fuhrt ein fast perfektes Leben. Sie hat einen Job, den sie liebt, eine tolle Wohnung, und der Typ, mit dem sie seit zwei Jahren ausgeht, ist erstklassiges Ehemann-Material. Wenn alles nicht nur so gahnend langweilig ware ... auch wenn Langeweile naturlich sicher ist. Zu viele Gefuhle sind gefahrlich - ihre eigene Vergangenheit ist der lebende Beweis, was passieren kann, wenn man die Kontrolle verliert. Dann platzt der MMA-Fighter Nico Hunter in ihr Leben, und plotzlich ist alles anders. Aber was konnen die uberkorrekte Anwaltin und der tatowierte Kampfer gemein haben? Wie es scheint, viel mehr, als sie beide erwartet hatten ..."

Fighting the Fall

Beyond the Cage
Author: Jennifer Snow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698408977
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
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MMA fighters go Beyond the Cage in the new series by the author of Breaking Her Rules. This time, it’ll take some fancy footwork for a gym owner to keep from falling in love… Hollywood actress Parker Hamilton will do anything to get back in the spotlight. Since breaking up with one of the industry’s most successful directors, she’s been in a string of box office busts. Now, she’s found the role of a lifetime in a film about a female MMA fighter and she knows exactly who to ask for help learning the ropes… When Tyson Reed sees a blonde bombshell walk into his gym looking for training, he wants to refuse. He knows her type and he doesn’t need any unwanted distractions while preparing for his upcoming title fight. But if he can’t pay off his brother’s debts, Tyson could lose his gym… and the reputation his family has had in the MMA world for three generations. Tyson never thought he’d be going one-on-one with a spoiled, out-of-shape Hollywood actress. But this is one bout he just may not win—or want to…

The MMA Encyclopedia


Author: Jonathan Snowden,Kendall Shields
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554908442
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 340
View: 5722
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' "Did you see the big fight this weekend'" The question used to be about boxing matches, when the giants of the fight world were Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Now fans are leaving the sweet science in droves for the combat sport of the future: mixed martial arts (MMA). 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 sport, 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 will break the MMA language barrier for those who don't know a wristlock from a wristwatch, while at the same time offering perspective and analysis that will entertain the hardcore fan who already has the basics down pat. With three appendices that detail the results of every MMA'fight in history, this the ultimate reference book for the ultimate sport.

The Crippler

Cage Fighting and My Life on the Edge
Author: Chris Leben
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510701354
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
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It takes a certain kind of person to stand out from other mixed martial arts fighters as both a wild man and a rock star. Chris Leben, otherwise known as “The Crippler,” is that kind of person. His reputation started on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, a reality show where hopeful fighters vie for a UFC contract and a path to greatness. The world saw an out-of-control brawler with a penchant for destruction. But that was only half the story. From the slums of northwest Oregon, Leben has spent a lifetime coping with deep scars left by an absent father and ever-present struggles with alcoholism and drug abuse. He’s been in jail eleven times, including for going AWOL. During his ten-year career in ultimate fighting, Leben became one of the most recognized figures in the sport, enthralling audiences around the world with his wild, headfirst style of fighting as he took on some of the world’s best fighters, including Anderson Silva, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Wanderlei Silva. The Crippler is not just an exciting account of his rise to prominence within the UFC; it’s the incredible story of a renowned wild man dealing with his personal demons and learning that the toughest opponent is always yourself.

Fighting the Storm (Cageside Chronicles: Tommy Knuckles Trilogy 1)


Author: N.A
Publisher: Jarrah Loh
ISBN: 130179810X
Category:
Page: N.A
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Hot Fighters - Kampf um dein Herz


Author: Sidney Halston
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 3956499298
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4259
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Die letzte Beziehung hat tiefe Narben auf Jessicas Seele hinterlassen. Kann sie ihr Herz schon wieder für jemanden öffnen? Doch in dem heißen Cage-Fighter Slade Martin hat sie einen Mann gefunden, der sich liebevoll um sie kümmert. Ist Slade der Richtige für sie? Zwar hat er nur Augen für sie -aber um den Rest seines durchtrainierten Körpers scheinen sich sämtliche Frauen Floridas zu reißen ... Der neue Roman aus der "Hot Fighters"-Serie von USA Today-Bestsellerautorin Sidney Halston: romantisch und prickelnd!

Unlocking the Cage

Exploring the Motivations of Mma Fighters
Author: Mark Tullius
Publisher: Vincere Press
ISBN: 9781938475351
Category:
Page: 368
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Mark Tullius, a dark fiction author and former fighter, journeys across the country to visit 100 gyms and interview 340 MMA fighters in an attempt to understand why these men and women compete in the sport.

MMA Yoga on the Mat

Real Yoga for Inside the Cage
Author: Khadi Madama
Publisher: Price World Publishing
ISBN: 1936910268
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
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The perfect training supplement for martial artists, "MMA Yoga on the Mat" provides the best remedies and conditioning techniques for fighters looking to gain an edge. Khadi Madama,"The First Lady of MMA Yoga," has synthesized decades of MMA experience and over 40 years of therapeutic and sport yoga to create this one of a kind guide. The book supplies MMA fighters with the best information on: - General Conditioning- Flexibility Factors- Pre/Post Fight Training Relief- Remedies to Gain the Edge