This is an unflinchingly honest and insightful collection of in-depth interviews with stars - past, present, and future - of MMA. The growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts is unquestionable. What was once considered little more than a fringe spectacle is now the fastest growing sport in the world. Media companies battle for a piece of the action as arenas across the globe fill up with fans. "Fighting Words" takes you inside the world of MMA through in-depth interviews with the men who made - and are still making - the sport what it is today. From MMA pioneers like Bas Rutten and Chuck Liddell to up-and-coming superstars Cain Velaquez and Jon Jones, and even the man behind it all, Dana White, "Fighting Words" takes readers on an unflinching journey from the Wild West early days of the UFC to the record-breaking pay-per-view events of today.
Mike Straka was 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. Since discovering MMA a few years ago, he has been covering the sport full-time for numerous media outlets.