Brian J. D'Souza

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Brian J. D'Souza is a Canadian writer who has traveled from the gyms of Montreal to the academias of Curitiba, Brazil to the MMA training grounds of Los Angeles and many locales in between to capture the spirit and heart of the modern gladiators of MMA. He has written for ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, FIGHT! Magazine, Sportsnet Magazine and CagePotato.com.

I just published a well-received story for ItsOnVillage about the decline of mixed martial arts within the GTA. I wanted to quickly address some of the points that were brought up after publication.


First, it is truly a great thing that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is affording bigger and better opportunities for its elite athletes. I want to note how BJJ wiz Braulio Estima only fought 1x in MMA in 2012...

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Pound for Pound: The Modern...

3.54 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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"Pound for Pound by Brian D'Souza is, simply put, the greatest book on MMA ever written. You will be captivated from start to finish. All the pieces of the MMA puzzle will fall into place after you have read Pound for Pound. This book is destined t..." Read more of this review »
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"Just finished reading this...really good info here on MMA and what happened with the UFC and PRIDE.
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"This book was an interesting inside view on how people who love what the do get, in the words of Nas, "fucked over, left for dead, dissed, and forgotten.""
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Nigel Mansell by Nigel Mansell
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Buy this book. It's amazing and gives you perspective on how to achieve something truly great in life.
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Falling Hard by Chris         Jones
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This is a great book. I told RG Grant, Howard and Otis's brother about it because its where I HEARD Otis Grant's story for the first time. Otis Grant fought Roy Jones Jr, for those who didn't know.

Loved every single chapter. Amazing insight into boxi
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Casino by Nicholas Pileggi
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Great look at what went in inside casinos in Vegas run by the mafia.

The perfect companion to the movie.
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The Gloves by Robert Anasi
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This book is really good. A first-person story of boxing at/around the age of 30. The crazy coach, gym rats, and other misfits who come to a boxing gym to fill in the missing pieces of their lives.

Anasi has guts and will ALWAYS have had his fights to
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“Our era is one in which individualism has been submerged by the herd-like mentality of a society where conformity, mediocrity and lowered expectations are the norm.”
Brian J. D'Souza, Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts

“Our era is one in which individualism has been submerged by the herd-like mentality of a society where conformity, mediocrity and lowered expectations are the norm.”
Brian J. D'Souza, Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts




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