By Doug Merlino
Combined martial arts is America's fastest-growing sport-around the rustic, new gyms open their doorways as enthusiastic audience music in to UFC suits. even though a few brush off it as brutal wrestle, its opponents are one of the such a lot devoted athletes in any enviornment. yet MMA additionally takes a heavy toll at the physique, and it's a unprecedented fighter who can become profitable within the sport's most sensible ranks.
Beast follows 4 high-level combatants at one of many sport's elite gyms, Florida's American best group. Doug Merlino had extraordinary entry, education along the lads for 2 years, touring to their fits, and consuming of their houses. Mirsad Bektic, a tender Bosnian refugee who began in karate as a boy in Nebraska, goals of stardom. Jeff Monson, a battered veteran at 41, is an outspoken, tattooed anarchist having fun with a weird and wonderful burst of big name in Russia. Steve Mocco is a newcomer-a former Olympic wrestler from a close-knit, highbrow relations. ultimately, there's Daniel Straus, who, from a existence brief on chance, fights his approach as much as name competition. All will event electrifying highs and profession lows, and Merlino takes us alongside each step of how whereas additionally studying the background, tradition, enterprise, and that means cage struggling with. A e-book for either the uninitiated and the hard-core fan, Beast deals a desirable trip into a frequently misunderstood international.
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