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


Author: Ian Freeman,Stuart Wheatman,Roy Pretty Boy' Shaw
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784189707
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
View: 9147
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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.

Would You Dare Be an MMA Fighter?


Author: Robert Kennedy
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1482458179
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 6584
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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.

Chris Cyborb:The Most Dominant Women’s Mma Fighter


Author: Bill Stonehem
Publisher: First Rank Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 40
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Cristiane Santos now known as Cristiane Justino Venancia was born on July 9, 1985 in Curitibia, Brazil. She is famously known as “Cyborg” or “Cris Cyborg”. She got the name Cyborg from her former husband who is a mixed martial artist, Evangelista Santos. Cyborg is a former Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion and also a mixed martial artist from Brazil. Discovery of Cyborg Big in size and 5’ 8” tall, Cyborg was discovered by Rudimar Fedrigo who is a Chute Boxe Academy Trainer while she was a team handball player at the national level in Brazil.

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.

Hold Trilogy - Book Three

MMA Fighter Romance
Author: Jayne Blue
Publisher: Jayne Blue
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 177
View: 2003
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This MMA bad boy knows what he wants even more than a title... Craddock He's fighting for his brother, his life, and his woman. Craddock Flynn has the MMA world at his feet but Cassidy Parker has him on his knees. He'll do whatever it takes to make her his. Craddock is willing to put everything on the line for one woman. But is it enough? He's broken her heart more than once which means his toughest fight will be to prove to Cassidy she belongs in his arms. Cassidy She has no choice. She's trapped in a situation with the one man she never wants to see again. Cassidy Parker knows in her head that Craddock Flynn is all sex and no future. But he's determined to hold on to her. Each look, touch, and ripped muscle has her forgetting her head and following her heart. In the Final Installment of The Hold Trilogy - Craddock's passion for Cassidy is no holds barred. Hold Trilogy Book Three is a steamy new adult romance with a possessive alpha male and a young heroine trying for her own second chance at true love. This romantic suspense MMA fighter romance is the final in the series. The saga of the bad boy fighter and the love of his life contains love, muscles, and undeniable attraction. Book Themes: ufc fighter, mma fighter romance, new adult, alpha male, cage fighter, mma fighter romance series, romantic suspense, sports

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
View: 4117
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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.

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


Author: Jerry Langton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118017395
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 3071
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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.

Dax's Sins

A Bad Boy MMA Fighter Romance
Author: Paula Cox
Publisher: E-Book Publishing World Inc.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7317
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Dax's Sins is book 2 of the Sucker Punch Romance trilogy. Book 3, Dax's Silence, is 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.

The fighter for love


Author: Vi Keeland
Publisher: City Edition
ISBN: 2824645040
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1272
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La vie d'Ella a tout pour plaire : un bon job d'avocate, un bel appartement et un mec très gentil. Un peu trop gentil, même... Leur relation amoureuse manque sérieusement de piment. Elle s’ennuie à mourir, mais elle ne veut surtout pas bousculer cette vie bien rangée et réveiller ses démons cachés. Jusqu'à ce que le beau Nico Hunter pousse la porte de son cabinet d'avocat et entre dans son existence. Jamais un homme ne lui avait fait cet effet, à elle, la douce et belle avocate. Le bad boy, une star des combats de street-fighting, va changer sa vie. Car les deux amants ont bien plus en commun qu'ils ne le croient. Plus ils s'attachent et plus il devient important de partager leurs épreuves passées. Et sont-ils prêts à perdre le contrôle de leurs sentiments pour vivre pleinement leurs désirs ? Un bad boy sexy. Une jeune femme trop sage... Une série Best-seller !

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.

The MMA Encyclopedia


Author: Jonathan Snowden,Kendall Shields
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554908442
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 340
View: 8481
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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.

Dans la cage


Author: Kevin Hardcastle,Janique Jouin-de Laurens
Publisher: Albin Michel
ISBN: 2226431772
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 8995
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Ancien champion de boxe et de free fight, Daniel a raccroché les gants après une blessure grave et dire adieu à ses rêves de gloire. Devenu soudeur, il mène aujourd'hui une vie tranquille avec sa femme et sa fille, âgée de douze ans, à Simcoe, petite ville d'Ontario dont il est originaire. Difficile pourtant, dans une région minée par le chômage, de joindre les deux bouts. Aussi Daniel accepte-t-il de se mettre au service de Clayton, un caïd de seconde zone qu'il a connu dans son enfance, le temps de se renflouer. Mais vite écoeuré par la violence de ce milieu, il décide de s'affranchir et de remonter sur le ring. Sans se douter que, telle l'araignée prise dans sa toile, il ne pourra se libérer de l'influence néfaste de son ami... Premier roman tout en tension et en émotion, porté par un magnifique personnage digne d'une tragédie antique, Dans la cage révèle un jeune auteur canadien à suivre, dans la lignée de Donald Ray Pollock et Craig Davidson. « Un livre nerveux dans lequel s'exprime la toxicité amère de ce que le roman noir offre de plus beau. » Kirkus Reviews « Imaginez un poing qui se serre lentement, phalange après phalange, et vous aurez un aperçu de la façon dont ce jeune écrivain construit son récit, avec une précision tout à la fois sombre, hypnotique, bouleversante et humaine. » The Globe and Mail

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 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.

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

Boxing for MMA

Building the Fistic Edge in Competition & Self-Defense for Men & Women
Author: Mark Hatmaker
Publisher: Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1935937715
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 5423
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Although dramatic head kicks and garrote-tight submissions may get most of the airplay in highlight reels, the stats show that punching combinations and knockouts reap more MMA victories than any other fighting technique. This boxing primer not only covers the basics, including stance, footwork, punches, and combinations, it takes these boxing skills and views them through an MMA prism that addresses the realities of the mixed martial arts game. While there are some must-know fistic skills for MMA, there are also more than a few boxing tactics that will get you smashed in MMA. Boxing for MMA builds on the good and tosses the bad, discussing the differences in strategy and tactics when it comes to facing likely MMA scenarios. Matchups covered include Boxing vs. Wrestling, Boxing vs. Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing vs. Muay Thai, Boxing vs. the Slugger, Dirty Boxing Inside the Clinch, and Boxing off of the Fence. All the techniques are illustrated in hundreds of action-sequence images, making this guide the go-to resource for blending boxing skills into your fighting arsenal.

The Impulse Factor

Why Some of Us Play it Safe and Others Risk it All
Author: Nick Tasler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147110981X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 5266
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Some people can take risks - move abroad, switch careers, and give up everything to chase their dreams - with hardly a second thought. For others, looking before they leap is vital to making even simple decisions. In his first book, Nick Tasler, research and development director for cutting-edge think tank TalentSmart, turns conventional wisdom on its head by explaining that there are actually two factors that determine whether an individual will be impulsive or cautious. The first is genetic, and the second is Tasler's theory of Conditional Impulsivity, in which the gravity of a particular situation can trigger unusually risky responses from a cautious person. More than just a book, The Impulse Factorprovides a clear understanding of why we make the choices we do - and the tools to turn those decisions into something great.