Best fighter books to purchase?

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  1. aam

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    I have read Matt Hughes and few other fighters book's. Was wondering what everyone's favorites or some of the better ones to pick up were? Thanks for any input.
     
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    I skimmed through Forrest's first book a long time ago and I thought it was funny/interesting
     
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    Ya I have yet to read that one. I can imagine it would be extremely entertaining though.
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Chuck's was decent.
     
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    Chael's book is def worth reading. I found it quite funny.
     
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    This!

    Its pretty funny, I cant imagine any other fighters book being better.

    I imagine Jens Pulvers book would be good, due to what he went through in his life, but I haven't read it.
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    There's always the book by Dana White's Mom...

    Or else Tank Abbott's novels.
     
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    lol I doubt I'd enjoy that 1000 page trilogy with a typo on the cover (unless that is the whole point, to show he is breaking a spelling rule. hmm.)

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    Chuck's is OK, very poorly edited though. Randy's is pretty honest I think, doesn't try to downplay the fact that he's a man-whore. Forest's first book is good, second is hilarious. Chael's is awesome, right down to the forward written by Jesus. Just starting Buffer's book now.
     
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    It's intentional.
     
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    i enjoyed Jens Pulvers book LIttle Evil
    his second book looks like some dodgy Christian group therapy shit
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    not a fighters book specifically, but the MMA book i have enjoyed most is Clyde Gentry's No Holds Barred
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    I recently saw on iTunes they had I think Chuck's, Big John's, Hughes' books in the iOS ebook format.

    I want to read the Enson Inoue book that's supposed to be sold on Amazon.
     
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    the majority of MMA books I have read I found to be horrible. Griffin's, Hughes', Couture's, Ortiz', and Liddell's were all attrocious.

    Pulver's and Stann's were both good, but they were good for the non-MMA stuff.
     
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    Matt Hughes' book makes me think he's secretly a sociopathic serial killer.
     
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    I've read Pulver's and Ian Freeman's autobiographies.

    They were both okay. Freeman's is a bit selective ... it (obviously) ends on his fight with Frank Mir - but misses a lot of his losses leading up to that fight. So the ending makes it sound like he's the undefeated heavyweight champ.
     
  18. Rex Kwon Do

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    Chael's was by far the best MMA fighter's autobio/memoir I've read. Funny, intelligent, well-written. Chuck's was enjoyable, too. BJ's was forgettable. I read both of Saku's autobios and liked them very much.

    A Fighter's Heart by Sam Sheridan was written by a professional, so it was pretty good, but it focused a lot on sports I care for considerably less than MMA, so it wasn't my favorite. If you love boxing and/or Muay Thai in addition to MMA, it could be worth your while to read it.

    Got to get around to GSP's one of these days.
     
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    I've heard griffin's is good but i was rather smash my toes on a coffee table than give that guy my money. I'd rather stand on an upturned plug.
     

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