The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries: Featuring advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Dan Severn and more!

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Essential advice for fans and fighters

MMA is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries offers professional and amateur fighters and fans alike the sound professional advice they need to prevent and treat injuries, find a good training camp and partners, train smarter ― not harder ― and choose the right equipment. Dr. Jonathan Gelber translates complicated medical topics into a guide full of practical, easy-to-follow information, complete with step-by-step photos and diagrams. From joint injuries to preventing infection, from muscle strains to the hot topic of head injuries and concussions, Dr. Gelber outlines all the need-to-know details.

Featuring advice from more than 40 UFC Hall of Famers and champions, as well as many of MMA’s top athletes and elite trainers, The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries is a must-have for anyone serious about today’s fight game.

Grappling Masters


(as of Nov 18,2018 06:27:52 UTC – Details)

Grappling took the world of martial arts by storm in the early 1990s with the advent of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and other no- holds-barred events, and quickly became one of the most popular fighting methods in the world. In Grappling Masters, through conversations with historical figures such as Helio Gracie, Gene LeBell and Wally Jay, and numerous current world-class masters such as Rorion Gracie, Gokor Chivichyan, Oleg Taktarov, Rickson Gracie and Marco Ruas, the many threads of grappling learning, legend and lore are woven together to present a complete and integrated view of this eclectic art of fighting, philosophy, and self-defense. For the first time, interviews with 31 of the world’s top grappling masters have been gathered together in one book. Containing information that has not appeared anywhere else, the interviews contain intriguing thoughts, fascinating per- sonal details, revealing philosophies and hidden history. In these 31 gems, each master reveals a true love for the art and a deep understanding of every facet of the practice and spirit of the var- ious grappling disciplines. No matter how well you think you know these masters of unarmed combat, you haven’t truly expe- rienced their wit, wisdom, and insight until you’ve read Grappling Masters. Any practitioner who appreciates martial arts history and phi- losophy, and who feels that this rich heritage is a necessary stepping- stone to their own personal development, will find this book an invaluable reference and a must-have addition to their library.Used Book in Good Condition

Deluxe UFC Figures #9 Vitor Belfort


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*Features 30 unique points of articulation *Stands approximately 7 inches tall *Officially licensed UFC product *Accurately sculpted *Detailed paint *Pvc/plastic construction *Window box packaging *Collect all your favorite fighters (sold separately) *Brand newDeluxe 7″ action figure
30 unique points of articulation
Highly detailed decoration matches the fighter’s apparel from specific UFC events

When We Were Bouncers: Famous Actors, Athletes and Others Tell Insane Stories Of Their Days Behind The Velvet Rope


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Before they were famous, THEY WERE BOUNCERS.

Hollywood actors, UFC champions, pro wrestling superstars and other exceptional people tell over ONE HUNDRED jaw-dropping stories from their days of mayhem in bars, stadiums and nightclubs all over the world!

“When I was fourteen years old, I was a bouncer in a whorehouse in the Amazon.” — RENZO GRACIE, MMA/Jiu Jitsu legend

“I smiled a little and said, ‘Okay, I get it’. Then I smashed him in the face with a serving tray.” — THEO ROSSI, star of “Sons of Anarchy”, “Cloverfield” and “Luke Cage”

“Little did I know I was about to find one of the strippers standing there, wearing nothing but a c*ck ring!” — ADAM “EDGE” COPELAND, WWE Hall-of-Famer, star of “Haven”

“With girls, all bets are off. They’re gonna hit with their purse, pull hair, whatever they can do. There’s no rules.” — SHAYNA “THE QUEEN OF SPADES” BASZLER, UFC fighter

Other featured bouncers include UFC champions “EL GUAPO” BAS RUTTEN, DON “THE PREDATOR” FRYE and PAT “THE CROATIAN SENSATION” MILETICH; WWE superstars LANCE STORM and SAMOA JOE; ‘True Blood’ and ‘Night at the Museum’ star PATRICK GALLAGHER; martial arts legend/stuntman “JUDO” GENE LEBELL and MANY, MANY MORE!

Compiled by actor, stuntman, MMA champion and 20-year bouncer Paul “The Mauler” Lazenby, these tales of shocking violence, back-room sex, and gut-busting hilarity are a must-read for all but the easily-offended!

Beyond the Lion’s Den: The Life, The Fights, The Techniques

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Inside the Lion’s Den is the remarkable story of Ken Shamrock’s ascent to the top of reality martial combat.

A legendary Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and former professional wrestler, Shamrock is an inspiration to thousands. This is the story of his rise from a troubled youth to champion in the ring in both America and Asia. The first “King of Pancrase” in the Japanese fighting circuit, and the first “Superfight Champion” of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Shamrock also founded the Lion’s Den in Northern California, a facility that has trained many champion MMA fighters.

Readers and fans will learn the secrets of Shamrock’s ultra-efficient submissions fighting system and the training regimen that he and his trainees followed. With over 150 dynamic photos, Inside the Lion’s Den is both an inspiring portrait of the fighter known as the “World’s Most Dangerous Man” and an invaluable guide for the martial artist, novice and master alike.

UFC Pull Up Rings Black


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The UFC pull up rings can help you to build a strong, muscular, and lean physique. There are few body weight workouts as effective as using pull up rings. The durable textured rings and heavy-duty nylon straps provide a portable and extremely effective workout – perform muscle-up, Pushup, dip, Pull-Up, chest fly, and many more exercises.Mobile and versatile, ultimate body-weight exercises
Heavy-duty nylon straps
Rings are textured, non-slip, made from durable ABS plastic
Ring size: 9 inch outside diameter
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This Is Gonna Hurt: The Life of a Mixed Martial Arts Champion


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He’s the ultimate showman in the world’s greatest spectator sport — a controversial, charismatic figure who has dominated Ultimate Fighting for more than ten years as one of its most exciting and skillful stars.

But for Tito Ortiz, life very nearly took a different path. Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Ortiz spent part of his childhood living in motels and in the backs of other people’s houses, as his heroin-addicted parents were forced to leave one apartment after another. By the time he was in sixth grade, he had dabbled in almost every drug available, and his early youth involved time in juvenile detention centers, a string of petty crimes, and a stint in a local gang. Then, in high school, Tito discovered wrestling — the perfect match for this tough, streetwise, ambitious kid.

Tito made his mixed martial arts debut at UFC 13 in 1997, winning his first fight in twenty-two seconds. In 2000, he was chosen as a light heavyweight contender in UFC 25 and took the belt, successfully defending it five times in the following three years.

Tito Ortiz pulls no punches as he recounts his journey from Huntington Beach Bad Boy to UFC superstardom — his difficult upbringing, his first marriage and struggles with fidelity, his battles with the UFC, his career highs and lows, and his current happy relationship with former porn star Jenna Jameson. An inspirational story of beating the odds, and an incredible glimpse into just what it takes to win in the world’s most brutal arena, This Is Gonna Hurt is raw, frank, funny, and as fearless as its subject.

Unlocking the Cage: Exploring the Motivations of Mma Fighters

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The cage door clangs shut. The lock slides into place. The voice in my head drowns out everything else. What the hell is wrong with me?

Follow the journey of Mark Tullius, former cage fighter and boxer turned author and stay-at-home dad as he puts his love of fighting and his sociology degree from prestigious Brown University to use. What began as a personal exploration to unlock his reasons for continuing to train and pursue a fight career evolved into an in-depth sociological study of why competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) appeals to fighters. Why do these men and women subject themselves to the endless hours of grueling training required for the full-contact sport? In MMA a fighter’s goal is to punch, kick, and choke an opponent into submission, and if there is blood and injury along the way, so be it. What compels these individuals to develop the necessary strength, endurance, discipline, and skill despite the risks involved?

Over the course of 3 years, Tullius traveled to 23 states and visited 100 gyms where he interviewed 340 fighters. Although it wasn’t necessary, Tullius trained with the fighters and soon came to realize how valuable that time was, cultivating mental strength by surrounding himself with positive and inspiring individuals. It encouraged him to continue his project when he still had doubts about seeing it to its completion. Finally, Tullius believed that his willingness to get on the mat and demonstrate his trust in the fighters encouraged them to trust him and open up to a stranger about their fears and mistakes, dreams and accomplishments.

MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and the popularity of MMA training facilities is also on the rise. Unlocking the Cage takes readers into the gyms and into the minds of the fighters. It celebrates the unique qualities of each individual while highlighting themes that appear and reappear. It looks past the stigma of violence and embraces the resilience and strength that are the foundation of the fighting culture.

Have you ever considered what it would be like to punch or be punched, to choke or be choked? Or wondered why anyone would enter the cage at all? Get your copy of Unlocking the Cage and prepare to be intrigued by what you find.

The Crippler: Cage Fighting and My Life on the Edge

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It takes a certain kind of person to do whatever is necessary to make a living as a mixed martial arts fighter. And it takes another kind of person to stand out from all the rest as both a wild man and a rock star. Chris Leben, otherwise known as “The Crippler,” is that kind of person.

Leben’s reputation started when he appeared on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, a reality show and competition where hopeful fighters live together and vie for a UFC contract and a path to greatness. He quickly made a name for himself with his controversial and abrasive behavior. During his subsequent 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, head-first style of fighting as he took on some of the world’s best fighters, including Anderson Silva, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Wanderlei Silva.

But Leben’s success in the ring and international fame hid a troubled background. Abandoned by his father at a young age, Leben’s mother worked long hours to raise him and his two siblings, and Leben learned early he had to be tough to fend for himself. For most of his life, Leben struggled with alcohol and narcotics, and he was suspended by the UFC for nine months for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. 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.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.