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Whats not to love about Chuck Liddell? He has transcended the sport to become a cultural icon. He is The Guy for most guys, a real-life hero in a world of spoiled, whiny poseurs. Arnold, without the script.
"ESPN The Magazine"
Around 80 percent of the fighters have college degrees, including Chuck Liddell, who may look like a bouncer at a biker bar but was an accounting major at Cal Poly.
"Sports Illustrated"
Liddell, thirty-seven, who stands 6'2"and weighs 220 pounds, has become mixed martial arts most recognized superstar.
"USA Today"

"What's not to love about Chuck Liddell? He has transcended the sport to become a cultural icon. He is The Guy for most guys, a real-life hero in a world of spoiled, whiny poseurs. Arnold, without the script."
-"ESPN The Magazine"
"Around 80 percent of the fighters have college degrees, including Chuck Liddell, who may look like a bouncer at a biker bar but was an accounting major at Cal Poly."
-"Sports Illustrated"
"Liddell, thirty-seven, who stands 6'2"and weighs 220 pounds, has become mixed martial arts' most recognized superstar."
-"USA Today"

aWhatas not to love about Chuck Liddell? He has transcended the sport to become a cultural icon. He is The Guy for most guys, a real-life hero in a world of spoiled, whiny poseurs. Arnold, without the script.a
a"ESPN The Magazine"
aAround 80 percent of the fighters have college degrees, including Chuck Liddell, who may look like a bouncer at a biker bar but was an accounting major at Cal Poly.a
a"Sports Illustrated"
aLiddell, thirty-seven, who stands 6'2"and weighs 220 pounds, has become mixed martial artsa most recognized superstar.a
a"USA Today"

About the Author

Chuck Liddell is the former light heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Liddell is a mixed martial artist with a background in kempo karate, in which he holds a black belt, Koei-Kan Karate-Do, Kickboxing, and Collegiate Wrestling. Liddell is considered by MMAWeekly.com to be the #1 ranked light heavyweight fighter in the world. An accounting major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he still lives and trains in the SLO. Check out his Web site at www.icemanmma.com .
Chad Millman a deputy editor at ESPN The Magazine, is the author of The Detonators and The Odds and co-author of Invincible and Pickup Artists. He lives in Montclair, NJ with his wife and two sons. Visit his website at www.chadmillman.com .
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: NAL; Reprint edition (January 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451225406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451225405
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chuck Liddell is a great fighter and his fights are entertaining. The contradiction of his ferocity in the Octagon to his mild-mannered nature outside of it is fascinating. I wish the book had more depth and exposed more of the real Chuck. But after reading about how Chuck was raised and getting a glimpse into his demeanor and lifestyle, it makes sense why the book is rather shallow. I enjoyed and appreciated the insight Chuck gives into each of his fights (e.g., his opinions on this opponents, his disposition towards the fight, the technical breakdown and strategy employed, etc.). But I could do without his bragging, the awkward-at-best and poor-at-worst writing, and the general lack of biographical meat.
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This book really put it into perspective how mainstream MMA has become. I didn't realize just how popular the sport and its fighters have become until I read this book.

The book also provides details and insight into why Chuck does what he does. It provides life changing events and the decisions Chuck made to keep going. I find myself thinking of Chuck's life and the decisions he made and it provides a calming influence to me as I now understand that life can only beat you up if you let it. I found the book helpful in understanding Chuck and I am an even bigger Liddell fan since reading the book.
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Unsurprisingly this is written at a pretty low level and the real meat here is getting some insight into the fighter mentality. The book does an okay job. MMA fans will definitely like it, but I wouldn't recommend it to non-MMA fans.
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I encourage all MMA/UFC fans to pick up Chuck Liddell's new book. Chuck pulls no punches in discussing all of his fights, his feud with Tito, and his life as MMA's biggest star. Chuck discusses his street fights, college life, and the fame and foturne that goes with being the ICEMAN.

GREAT READ
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this book tells the very interesting up to this point life story of the iceman. it is funny in places and dead serious in others. as i read through it i could almost hear chuck's scratchy/gravelly voice telling the story. and whatever the future holds for him, i am sure it will be interesting enough for a sequel. great 1 day read. thanks for writing this book chuck.
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UFC superstars should not be judged as a person according to their image and ego in the octagon. this book is a perfect example of a UFC 'bad boy' who's really a big-hearted person in real life. Liddell's stint in the octagon may not be a fan-favorite stint but as a person, he could be considered as the best UFC superstar in the world. no doubt.
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Being a big fan of UFC, I decided to pick up this book. It was a good book, but it was a very easy read. The childhood story of Chuck Liddell was very interesting but nothing suprised me of what he did growing up. I look forward to the releases of Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture's books being released in the next couple months. As for this book, definately worth picking up if your a fan of UFC and Chuck Liddell.
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This book was everything the Matt Hughes effort wasn't. Liddell speaks in detail about his fights, his overall strategies, and specific tactics against particular opponents. The man comes across as likeable and intelligent. He does us a favor by sparing us stories of his childhood years, and skips right to the meat of the book.

I learned a lot of interesting things; Dana White trained at the same gym as Chuck Liddell - so did the Fertitta brothers. Liddell lost his manager because of a disagreement over TUF2 - the man thought he should have been paid more money and Chuck realized this was necessary both for the sport and his recognition. The UFC launched their TUF reality show completely on their own dime and then pitched it for free to any network willing to take a chance! These are the kinds of things I really wanted an insight into and Liddell's book delivers in spades. The Matt Hughes book, in contrast, gave me nothing.

I wasn't a fan of Chuck's prior to reading this novel, but I am now. It's obvious that he cares passionately about the MMA game and I hope he manages to recapture the LHW belt.
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