Mixed martial artists are intense and ferocious beasts.
Or so you would think by watching them in the cage.
While these barbaric qualities may be true for many fighters, it is impossible to deny the fact that mixed martial artists are equally intelligent as they are violent.
While literature is not typically equated with the MMA lifestyle, several fighters and fight fans have written exceptional works about the sport of mixed martial arts and the people that make up its foundation.
Here is a list of the top five books about the sport we love the best, but first, have a look at the books that just narrowly missed the cut.
Blood in the Cage by L. Jon Wertheim
Fighter's Notebook: A Manual of Mixed Martial Arts by Kirik Jenness
Iceman: My Fighting Life by Chuck Liddell and Chad Millman
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