Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting pits masters of every kind of combat—street fighting, sumo, judo—in matches broadcast around the world. This book chronicles the turbulent history of MMA fighting from its inception in the Greek Olympic Games, through its glorification in Japan, to its growing popularity as an American sport. Through personal interviews with legendary fighters, Krauss offers a detailed look into a world of absolute intensity, offering a unique look at the MMA universe—one of honor, vendettas, and drunken back-alley scraps.
Erich Krauss began his fighting career in the underground gambling halls of Pataya, Thailand. He returned to the United States and now trains at the world-renowned Lion's Den. He lives in San Diego, California.