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"The best book on the real history of MMA that I've seen. . . . This book really is so great I couldn't put it down . . . it's a thorough history dating back to the turn of the 20th century, covering the heydays in Brazil, Japan, and major UFC opposition groups over the past 15 years in North America." Wrestling Observer
"If the history of MMA was taught as a college course, Total MMA would be the official textbook used for the class." Five Ounces of Pain
"A definitive history of the sport, and it tackles just about every major figure and event in the sport's history." CBSSports.com
"I highly recommend it for yourself or for the MMA fan in your life." Inside Fights
"[Total MMA] is amazingly detailed with hundreds of footnotes as Snowden focuses on the expansion of MMA from its early beginnings to late 2008. Snowden obviously loves the business but doesn't shy away from exposing its darker sides and presenting both sides of arguments." 411Mania.com
"By far the most definitive book on mixed martial arts I've ever read . . . I can't recommend this book more highly." The Angry Marks
"A go-to resource for the figures big and small in the history of MMA . . . It is hard to imagine any book in the future matching the detail and definition provided here . . . make it the cornerstone of your MMA library." mmapayout.com
"I just tore through . . . Jonathan Snowden's excellent history of MMA. . . . If you're looking for a one volume history of Mixed Martial Arts, it would be hard to do better than this." Bloody Elbow
This is the most complete History of MMA every written. Certain parts may be too detailed but the overall history of the UFC is very well done. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Benjamin D. Bennett
Simply put: If you like MMA, you need to read this book.
Snowden covers every aspect of modern MMA history you could think of, ranging from the USA, to Brazil, to Japan. Read more
A great read for any MMA enthusiast. Seemingly balanced and fair appraisals of all the personalities involved. Well worth the $$Published 11 months ago by mark craig
I bought this for my husbands birthday and needless to say, he loved it. He found it to be very funny (which i find weird, but whatever), and gave it high reviews.Published on September 20, 2011 by Beth C
This is not a horrible book. It had good parts and lots of background and behind the scenes information. Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by Tyson L. Rice
I was very satisfied with my purchase. The order arrived quickly. Overall the products and the service on amazon. Read morePublished on July 29, 2011 by v_alva
Read this inside a Border's book store and I felt like I was reading a fourteen-year olds blog. What nonsense.Published on December 7, 2010 by UFC Fan
I will be brief, i am still reading (and i can't stop reading it).
It is awesome, direct, fascinating, etc etc
But i can't help felling the author has something against... Read more
I was a little weary about the fact that Snowden uses the misnomer "Ultimate Fighting" to refer to the sport of MMA. Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by William Pulgarin