Beast: Blood, Struggle, and Dreams at the Heart of Mixed by Doug Merlino

By Doug Merlino

Combined martial arts is America's fastest-growing sport-around the rustic, new gyms open their doorways as enthusiastic audience track in to UFC suits. even supposing a few brush off it as brutal wrestle, its warring parties are one of the so much devoted athletes in any area. yet MMA additionally takes a heavy toll at the physique, and it's an extraordinary fighter who can generate income within the sport's best ranks.

Beast follows 4 high-level warring parties at one of many sport's elite gyms, Florida's American best crew. Doug Merlino had unheard of entry, education along the boys for 2 years, touring to their fits, and consuming of their houses. Mirsad Bektic, a tender Bosnian refugee who begun in karate as a boy in Nebraska, goals of stardom. Jeff Monson, a battered veteran at 41, is an outspoken, tattooed anarchist having fun with a extraordinary burst of big name in Russia. Steve Mocco is a newcomer-a former Olympic wrestler from a close-knit, highbrow family members. eventually, there's Daniel Straus, who, from a lifestyles brief on chance, fights his manner as much as name competition. All will event electrifying highs and occupation lows, and Merlino takes us alongside each step of ways whereas additionally reading the heritage, tradition, enterprise, and which means cage scuffling with. A publication for either the uninitiated and the hard-core fan, Beast bargains a desirable trip into a regularly misunderstood international.

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