By Nick Gullo
Within the late-1980s, a VHS tape circulated in the course of the martial arts underground. The grainy video, Gracies in Action, confirmed a narrow Brazilian fighter in a conventional gi combating a boxer, a wrestler, and at last a karate grasp. paintings Davie observed the tape, and with Rorion Gracie, devised War of the Worlds, a strive against match that includes warring parties from each self-discipline. In 1993, the Ultimate combating Championship debuted in Denver, Colorado, and 86,000 domestic audience paid to monitor. considering then, lower than the management of UFC president Dana White, the recognition of MMA has skyrocketed.
In Into the Cage, UFC insider Nick “the Tooth” Gullo offers us an unparalleled journey in the course of the international of final battling. right here you will discover the background of combined martial arts; an in-depth appreciation of combined martial arts types; a behind-the-scenes examine The final Fighter; and a glimpse into lifestyles with a struggle crew and what it takes to stand an opponent within the Octagon. via 196 extraordinary pictures and never-before-told anecdotes, Nick Gullo supplies UFC lovers unprecedented entry to the learning, lives, and careers of a few of MMA’s such a lot celebrated combatants, together with Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Nick and Nate Diaz, Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, and Chad Weidman; and likewise the folks and personalities, from Joe Rogan to Arianny Celeste, who make the game great.
Above all, Into the Cage chronicles the hero’s trip embarked upon by way of the various hardest, so much expert combatants the area has ever obvious. attention-grabbing, uncensored, and insightful, this amazing first-hand account unearths the world’s such a lot compelling and quickest turning out to be game because it hasn't ever been noticeable sooner than.
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Into the Cage: The Rise of UFC Nation by Nick Gullo