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Beast : blood, struggle, and dreams at the heart of mixed martial arts
Title:
Beast : blood, struggle, and dreams at the heart of mixed martial arts
ISBN:
9781620401552
Physical Description:
xv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
Preface -- Prologue: Kearney -- pt. 1. New starts -- The anarchist next door -- The bear goes south -- As long as I don't get my face broken -- pt. 2. Grind -- Monday -- I don't want to be in an exclusive club -- My motivation was to kill everybody -- Potluck -- The psycho switch -- pt. 3. Fight season -- You gotta run your mouth a little bit -- Just one more -- A mauling in Vegas -- Lincoln -- Hercules -- pt. 4. Roots -- An uncanny Eastern rite -- There are no rules -- The snowman -- ATT -- pt. 5. Rising up and coming down -- Heroes and villains -- Believe -- Spasibo -- One step back -- pt. 6. Sport, art, business, spectacle -- Do you wanna be a fighter? -- Beast -- Life is standing there to kick you in the face -- pt. 7. Pushing on -- Head down -- I finish -- You are playing in my world -- pt. 8. Endings -- Edmonton -- Peoria -- Cincinnati -- Kazakhstan -- Orlando.
Abstract:
Doug Merlino takes us from the cage to the training gyms to the fighters' living rooms in a character-driven examination of the world's fastest-growing sport: mixed martial arts.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.

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