3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great read for early MMA overview,
This review is from: Total MMA: Inside Ultimate Fighting (Paperback)
I really enjoyed Total MMA. It's a quick read with lots of broad ranging detail. I especially appreciated how Snowden covered a lot of history, but didn't bog it down with detail far too minute to hold a UFC fan's attention.
I cannot say I knew much about mid 90's Japanese MMA/Shoot fighting or about the Gracie legacy pre-Royce, so this book got me up to speed and allowed me to seek out more detail elsewhere if I chose.
The book takes a fairly 3rd part perspective as to not choose sides, though at times, Snowden definitely nudges you in one direction. Nonetheless I was satisfied with everything overall.
So this is a great book if you want a general background on how MMA came to be the International success it is without having to feel like you're studying for a mid-term out of a text book.