Bloody Revolution A Journey into UK MMA
by Mick Bower
Mixed Martial Arts A.K.A. Cage Fighting. In less than two decades, what started out as a cable TV special has developed into a worldwide phenomenon. A major new sport that has revolutionised our ideas about fighting. Critics dismiss the sport as `human cockfighting', supporters hail it as the sport of the future. Whatever your view, the growth of the sport makes it hard to ignore.
Mick Bower takes the reader deep into the chaotic world of UK MMA. In rundown leisure centres and rowdy nightclubs across the land, committed fighters push themselves to the limit in the ultimate athletic challenge. Shunned by the mainstream media, the sport has promoted itself by any means necessary- embracing the internet and reality TV to get the word out. This bizarre marriage of ancient brutality and modern popular culture has struck a nerve- attracting personalities as diverse as Katie Price and Michael Portillo cage side.
The UK MMA scene holds a mirror up to the society that spawned it. Dedication, absurdity, skullduggery, bravery, sex and violence: all in one exhilarating package.
Bloody Revolution tells the real stories behind the tabloid headlines.
- Mick Bower, February 2011
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