MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AN INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF SPORTS
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Author : Daniel J. Brush
ISBN : 1932714677
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first Mixed Martial Arts book to be featured in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the Numbers series THE SPORT: The short and tumultuous history of the UFC and modern Mixed Martial Arts is one of the greatest stories in all of sports. From its spectacular beginnings to its deathbed, to reemergence as the fastest growing sport in the world, Mixed Martial Arts covers it all.THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. The book offers ten compelling chapter introductions and one thousand numbers full of statistics, stories, and oddities that blast new fans with the force of a Bas Rutten liver shot, and wipe away the cobwebs of the diehards as if they were waking up from a Cro Cop head kick.INTERACTIVE: Numerical entries tagged with SBTN All-Star or SBTN Hall of Fame logos are scattered throughout this book. These logos indicate that more information is available at our web site www.sportsbythenumbers.com. Readers and sports fans can then visit our site and participate in the SBTN blogs and conversations regarding those numbers, creating an interactive community.- Why did Hermes Franca agree to fight Manny Reyes for one dollar?- How did Matt The Law Lindland get his nickname?- Why did Jason Mayhem Miller mention Sacagawea after his WEC contract was fulfilled?- How many strikes did Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch combine to throw at UFC 87?- Why was Ian Freeman's victory over Frank Mir at UFC 38 both inspiring and terribly sad?Find out all the answers and more in Mixed Martial Arts-a book for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their favorite fighters and promotions.About the Authors: Daniel J. Brush, David Horne, and Marc CB Maxwell, also known as the Sports by the Numbers Guys, are the award-winning authors of the Sports by the Numbers series. Other titles include University of Oklahoma Football, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR to name a few. Zac Robinson is a professional educator and life-long combat sports fan who has trained in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido in the United States and Korea. He is also a columnist for MMA Monthly Journal. REVIEWS ...very interesting... can arm you with all the tools you need to be the smartest guy in a room full of MMA Fans.Fight Magazine, 07/2009
The Texas Rangers may not always win, but they're usually really exciting. Now you can read about them in the completely original Sports by the Numbers series. The Rangers have managed four playoff appearances heading into 2011, and became the A.L. champs in 2010. In all, the club has finished over .500 just 18 times. But it's more than made up for any lack of success in the win column with great players, amazing moments, crazy characters, tremendous plays, and wild games. Kenny Rogers had quite a night in July 1994. And how excited were we on October 1, 1996, thanks to John Burkett? Nolan Ryan's first bid at win number 300 failed, but late-inning heroics saved the day. Oddibe McDowell and Bengie Molina have something in common. Michael Young has racked up a few hits in Arlington, and Mickey Rivers did as well. All these stories and so much more can be found in a unique format that provides 250 numbers, with each telling a story about Ranger history: facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia from the legends, stars, and even the forgotten players. This book isn't just for the diehard Rangers fan. It's for every fan who enjoys watching the Rangers and wants to learn more about their favorite team.
The first National League franchise to be featured in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the Numbers series! THE TEAM: The Giants franchise is the winningest in professional baseball history, having won more regular season games than the Cubs, Yankees, Dodgers, or Red Sox. The Giants have been to the World Series 18 times and claimed six championships during baseball's modern era-and the success of this franchise has been built on legends, as the club also boasts more Hall of Fame players than any other in the sport. THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. San Francisco Giants is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered "mini-stories"-facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia from Hall of Fame legends such as Willie Mays, Mel Ott, and Bill Terry, to contemporary stars such as Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and Buster Posey. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights the many exciting stories found in these pages such as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," Mays' catch in the 1954 World Series, Barry Bonds' pursuit of Hank Aaron, and rivalry games against the hated Dodgers. Sports by the Numbers books are not just for diehard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams.
Mixed Martial Arts IQ is the Ultimate Trivia book for every MMA fan, from the casual to the hardcore. In it you'll find 250 trivia questions broken down into five rounds and ten categories: The Numbers Game, The Champs, The Cities, Events and Venues, The Injuries, The Knockouts and Submissions, The Great Fights, The Streaks, Movies and TV, Who said It and Nicknames, and The Crazy Feats and Facts. Do you have what it takes to become the greatest of all-time? Are you worthy of a championship belt? Have you trained hard? Have you perused the MMA Internet forums? Do you know facts about MMA that would make Jason Miller blush or knock Chris Lytle out cold? If so, you may be on your way to becoming Mixed Martial Arts IQ's greatest of all-time . . . but even if MMA IQ gives you a healthy dose of ground and pound like Brock Lesnar with his oversized fists, you'll love every minute of it! “Every time I work on a cut I am being tested and I feel confident I can pass the test. After reading MMA IQ I’m not so sure I can do the same with this book.” — UFC Cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran, stitchdurangear.com “MMA fans everywhere pay attention—this is your best chance to reign supreme in your favorite bar stool. The trivia and stories come at you so fast and so furious you’ll wish Stitch Duran was in your corner getting you ready to do battle.” — Sam Hendricks, award-winning author of Fantasy Football Tips: 201 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting “From the rookie fan to the pound for pound trivia champs, MMA IQ has something that will challenge the wide spectrum of fans that follow the sport.” — Robert Joyner, mmapayout.com “I thought I knew MMA, but this book took my MMA IQ to a whole new level . . . fun read, highly recommended.” — William Li, findmmagym.com
FAST, FURIOUS, UNFORGIVING - 25 fights, 250 questions. The follow-up to Mixed Martial Arts IQ (Volume I) has the biggest events, craziest stories, the fighters you love, the fighters you love to hate, and more. Accept the challenge. Ranger Up Presents Mixed Martial Arts IQ (Volume II) is going to kick the crap out of you, and you'll love it. Ranger Up Apparel Company and author Zac Robinson have partnered to develop a pound-for-pound champion. In this book you'll find 25 sets of ten trivia questions that are full of MMA history. Each set of questions represents a fight. Answer them all and you've scored a big stoppage, miss a few and you're waking up asking "Stitch" Duran what happened. In the end you'll have a 25-fight record and be a champ ... or a can. Either way, with more than 20 photographs and stories shared by MMA stars for the first time and exclusively to Zac Robinson for this book, you'll have fun, and you'll be helping out deserving people, as a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Soldiers' Angels and Hire Heroes USA. Among the numerous MMA stars who have already contributed to this book and its effort to support these organizations are Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin, Tim Kennedy, Chael Sonnen, Nate Quarry, Chris Leben, Gray Maynard, Matt Lindland, Tim Credeur, Jorge Rivera, Brian Stann, Denis Kang, King Mo, Jason Miller, and Pat Cote. So you see, you don't stand a chance ... but give it a shot anyway! Maybe you'll be one of the few who rises through the ranks to contend for the title of Greatest of All Time, and if not, after reading Ranger Up Presents Mixed Martial Arts IQ you at least won't ever be called a TUF newb. Praise for MMA IQ, Volume II “I doubt you could have found this many top athletes willing to participate from any other sport. It’s a credit to each one of these fine gentleman and the sport of MMA as a whole that they chose to be involved.” — “The Fight Professor” Stephen Quadros. “This is truly a unique partnership and unique book. It will certainly entertain MMA fans and it will make a difference in the lives of those who served.” — Fight! Magazine Editor in Chief Donovan Craig. Praise for MMA IQ, Volume I “Every time I work on a cut I am being tested and I feel confident I can pass the test. After reading MMA IQ I’m not so sure I can do the same with this book.” ⎯ UFC Cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran, www.stitchdurangear.com “MMA fans everywhere pay attention—this is your best chance to reign supreme in your favorite bar stool. The trivia and stories come at you so fast and so furious you’ll wish Stitch Duran was in your corner getting you ready to do battle.” ⎯ Sam Hendricks, award-winning author of Fantasy Football Tips: 201 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting “From the rookie fan to the pound for pound trivia champs, MMA IQ has something that will challenge the wide spectrum of fans that follow the sport.” ⎯ Robert Joyner, www.mmapayout.com “I thought I knew MMA, but this book took my MMA IQ to a whole new level . . . fun read, highly recommended.” ⎯ William Li, www.findmmagym.com
Strike and kick with explosive power. Grapple and wrestle with sustained strength. Counter and evade opponents with speed and agility. Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts is your guide to achieving all of these performance goals and more. It includes sample training plans for the most popular martial arts.
Author : David E. Newton
ISBN : 9781440854828
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 83.2 MB
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most controversial issues in modern society—steroid abuse among athletes—as well as to the ongoing debate over the use and misuse of illegal substances in amateur and professional sporting events. • Helps readers towards an understanding of the nature of anabolic steroids and their effects on the human body, both beneficial and harmful • Comprises an extensive array of tools that permits students to continue their own research on the topic • Includes a glossary of terms that will aid readers in better understanding the technical language used in discussions of steroids and doping in sports • Introduces readers to the complex issue of testing for illegal drugs in both amateur and professional sports, and to methods of testing and problems involved with mediating the validity and reliability of tests • Introduces students to important individuals and organizations involved in steroid abuse and doping in sports, both historically and currently