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No Holds Barred: Ultimate Fighting and the Martial Arts Revolution

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On November 12, 1993, eight men met in Denver, Colorado, to decide who was the greatest fighter in the world. They fought one-against-one in an octagonal cage where they could punch, kick, knee, elbow, head butt and choke. "There are no rules!" proclaimed the organizers. The Ultimate Fighting Championship was born-and the mystique of traditional martial arts had died.

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Milo Books (first published April 28th 2002)
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Bowie V.
Jan 01, 2014 Bowie V. rated it it was amazing
Good one. I love the behind-the-scenes books about the early days of mainstream MMA. This Gentry dude did a real good job.
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Mar 27, 2012 Matt Hill rated it liked it
an interesting book . . starts off as a brief pre-history of modern mma (pankration, etc.), then spends the majority of the book being a history of the UFC . . this largest middle section was the most interesting to me . . i like behind the scenes stuff when it's about things that end up being historic, though no one knew it at the time . . it made me go back and watch old clips of dark-age UFCs, etc. . . then at the end, there are a collection of almost miscellaneous chapters on mma, its athlet ...more
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Sep 02, 2011 Chris Harrison rated it liked it
If your new to the MMA scene this won't appeal I don't think as its all about the start of UFC, I think would only appeal to hardcore MMA fans.
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Mar 13, 2007 Rustam rated it liked it
Shelves: martial-arts
This is a pretty well-documented history of the rise of the UFC and modern mixed martial arts.
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