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The MMA Encyclopedia Paperback – November 1, 2010
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"The most comprehensive reference now available on the fights, fighters, managers, and executives defining contemporary mixed martial arts (MMA) and its related commercial industry." Library Journal
"The MMA Encyclopedia is one of the more exhaustive references you'll find on the sport of mixed martial arts I highly recommend the book. Snowden's first book, Total MMA, was one of the better MMA books I've ever read, and this one may be even better." Houston Chronicle
"The latest offering from Jonathan Snowden, author of Total MMA, [this is] one of the best and most complete accounts of where this sport came from ever written. Inked in tandem with Canadian Kendall Shields, The MMA Encyclopedia is exactly that: an A-through-Z of mixed martial art, covering fighters, promotions, industry figures and the Just Bleed Guy . . . This is the kind of book that you'll go back to time-and-again." Province
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Not only does this book contain basically the complete history of MMA, it contains the guys that only the hardcore fans will know or care about--the lesser known guys who didn't really play a major role in MMA talent-wise but were part of the culture at one time (for one reason or another) and have since become part of MMA's mythos.
The MMA Encyclopedia lives up to its name. If you're just starting out in the MMA fandom, buy this book to become just as hardcore as the guys who spent the 90s on AOL usenet groups and exchanged VHS tapes they found in Japanese supermarkets. And if you're a hardcore fan, buy this book because you'll learn a thing or two and you'll be supporting *the* MMA historian.
The writing is fun, light, and informative, the book achieves tome status in its size and scope, and it is just a handsome looking book all told.
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I used to read this guys weekly writing at a website called bloodyelbow.com. every week he would go trolling, doing things like accusing Chuck Liddell of intentionally cheating... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by CuckooBumBee
The MMA Encyclopedia is a great book about all things UFC and MMA. With thousands of entries, this book is jam packed with information and a statistics section. Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Extremely comprehensive and up to date (As of September 2011) book that focuses more on UFC than MMA in general but hardly surprising given the UFC's position as the number 1... Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by homeless_harry