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Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Fighting Words

In-Depth Interviews with the Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts
By Mike Straka

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF, Apple EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

ISBN 9781600785634

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Jul 2011)

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Overview

Mike Straka, host of HDNet's Fighting Words, sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names, Straka paints a full picture of this incredibly unique and highly entertaining sport. Inside readers will find interviews with many of the giants of MMA, including Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Cain Velasquez, Frankie Edgar, Dana White, Renzo Gracie, Ken and Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, and Jon Jones.

Author Biography

Mike Straka is the senior vice president of media and entertainment at Authentic Brands Group. He is also the host of TapouT News on www.TapouT.com and Fighting Words with Mike Straka on HDNet.

Media

SI.com suggests Fighting Words for MMA season.
The Big Lead talks to Mike Straka about the world of MMA and Fighting Words.
MMA Nation gives Fighting Words a terrific review.
Mike Straka talks to the Chicago Sun-Times about Fighting Words.
Cagewriter features Fighting Words in their MMA Marketplace.
Mike Straka joins Takedown Radio to discuss Fighting Words.

Book Signings

Past Events


Aug
14
Frankie Edgar & Mike Straka - "Fighting Words" ›
Seaside Heights, NJ
7:00pm

Press Releases

Fighting Words:

In-Depth Interviews with the Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts

By Mike Straka

 

CONTACT: Bill Ames, Independent Publishers Group, 312-337-0747, ext. 326, bames@ipgbook.com

 

Mixed Marital Arts is unquestionably the fastest growing sport in the world today. What was once considered an underground movement has gone mainstream, with television networks and Madison Ave. ad agencies vying to out-maneuver one another to land the biggest names and best promotions in the game.  From ESPN to FOX Sports, CBS, Spike TV, MTV2, VS and Showtime, MMA has become one of the hottest television properties due to its rabid following of millions of 18-34 year old male viewers - the most valuable demographic to advertisers.

 

Mike Straka, host of HDNet's Fighting Words, sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book Fighting Words: In-Depth Interviews with the Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names, Straka paints a full picture of this incredibly unique and highly entertaining sport. Inside you'll find interviews with many of the giants of MMA, including:


  • Chuck Liddell
  • Randy Couture
  • Cain Velasquez
  • Frankie Edgar
  • Dana White
  • Renzo Gracie
  • Ken Shamrock
  • Frank Shamrock
  • Bas Rutten
  • Jon Jones

Straka is one of the first mainstream journalists to cover MMA. A former on-camera journalist for Fox News, Straka has covered everything from the Olympics to the Oscars. When his profile as an MMA broadcaster rose alongside the sport itself, he left behind his Fox duties to begin covering MMA full-time for several outlets, including TapouTTM TV, FIGHT! Magazine and UFC.com. He has interviewed hundreds of MMA fighters, promoters and business managers. Fighting Words: In-Depth Interviews with the Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts is the first book to gather together the best interviews from the most popular people who Straka has worked with in MMA.

 

About the author:

Mike Straka is the senior vice president of media and entertainment at Authentic Brands Group, representing TapouT, the leading lifestyle and apparel brand in mixed martial arts, as well as Iron Star, Hitman Fight Gear, Silver Star, and Marilyn Monroe. Straka is also the host of TapouT News on TapouT.com and Fighting Words with Mike Straka on HDNet. Mike lives in New Jersey with his wife, Emily, daughters, Maxine and Olive, cats, Puck and Peaseblossom, and their yellow Lab, Abby.

 

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