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Old 01-21-2013, 02:55 AM   #16
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Thanks, guys.

First review of the book is now up here:

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n 2012, MMA fans were spoiled with some really, really great books. For 2013, there’s already a candidate for book-of-the-year that deserves your attention.

Brian J. D’Souza’s new book, Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators, is a fantastic read. Yes, it is lengthy (over 350 pages), but there’s just no other way someone could write the kind of subject material that he did without using a long-form writing style. When I say that this book is incredibly well-sourced and detailed, I’m not kidding around. And, yet, the book is a surprisingly easy read for those who have short attention spans… which means it has a lot of appeal for the MMA fan in your life.

The book’s introduction gives you a clue as to what is in store for the reader should they stick all the way through...
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:15 AM   #17
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'The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts..'

Would never pick a book with such childish title.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:44 AM   #18
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'The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts..'

Would never pick a book with such childish title.
This. If MMA wants to be taken more seriously as a legitimate sport it needs to ditch the 'macho' image and the Pro Wrestling undertones that have been made popular by the UFC. There's no way id pick up a book with a title like that either.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:52 AM   #19
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I'm agreed with scurla and overhill
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #20
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Now now fellas - never judge a book by it's cover
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #21
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Now now fellas - never judge a book by it's cover
I'm sure the book could be very good, I'm just saying that if I seen that book sitting in a shop there is no way I'd buy it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #22
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The sport is taken more seriously due in large part to The UFC. From fight cards across the World, to the talent from every corner of this planet, and the talent in every weight class are all reasons why the sport is as good as ever. Their countdown shows are class, and the glimpse they give into fighter's lives on these Fox cards are great too. On that opening episode of the TUF last week we got to see family and friends in the crowd supporting their loved ones. The truth is these men are modern day Gladiators.

When I see or hear the word Gladiator my thoughts are of Great arenas and competitors in Ancient Rome. Not The UFC's opening theme. I think some of you have hangups when it comes to the organization as you sound out of touch. If I come across a book about the sport that I love I'm going to open it up and click on the links provided. Beouche is right.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #23
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I'm sure the book could be very good, I'm just saying that if I seen that book sitting in a shop there is no way I'd buy it.

Valid point

The guy's trying to promote his book here though. Negative critiques after the book's been done and dusted are gonna do him no good. He's put a ton of effort into this. I think its pretty sad that the best some of you can offer is to sneer at his title

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Now now fellas - never judge a book by it's cover
Profound

But I do agree. At times you need to read some exerts before writing off a book because the title is corny or the cover has a crappy picture on it.

I will very probably buy a copy of Thracian / Brian's book.
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But I do agree. At times you need to read some exerts before writing off a book because the title is corny or the cover has a crappy picture on it.

I will very probably buy a copy of Thracian / Brian's book.

Me too. It sounds a real in-depth look at 5 of the best fighters to ever have graced the planet
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The game dont wait!
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #27
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Valid point

The guy's trying to promote his book here though. Negative critiques after the book's been done and dusted are gonna do him no good. He's put a ton of effort into this. I think its pretty sad that the best some of you can offer is to sneer at his title
Agreed.
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Me too. It sounds a real in-depth look at 5 of the best fighters to ever have graced the planet
The kind of book that is long overdue I think. The next time anyone asks me what I'd like I'll say this book
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Im going to write a book
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #30
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Ground and Pound n' Beatdowns: Bloodlust or Bust!
Vol. 1: Bloody Gauze and Broken Jaws
Part A: Rage in the Cage
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Just the working title of the first part of my new series.
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