"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). 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 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"
""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"
"Snowden is undeniably a talented writer who has done his research, and the work here is impressive." --Tommy Hackett, www.Total-MMA.com
"If 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 MMA
"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 Journal"
"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"
"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"
"I highly recommend it for yourself or for the MMA fan in your life." --InsideFire.com
"An exhaustive look at the arts, athletes, promotions and techniques that make up mixed martial arts." --"USA Today" (June 13, 2011)
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1
Weight (kg): 1.15