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UFC: A Visual History is a comprehensive look at the history, individuals, and events that made the UFC the premier organization it is today. Filled with impressive visuals and in-depth text, this striking hardcover book is a must have for any fan....

Title : UFC: A Visual History
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ISBN : 9781465436955
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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UFC: A Visual History Reviews

  • Artiom Karsiuk
    2019-04-24 22:10

    Proofreading: do it.Obviously, this is a beautiful book, like any other or most offerings from Dorling Kindersley (DK), but if you're one of those people who actually read your coffeetable books - as opposed to just using them as decorations for your living room - then you may be annoyed at times:• Some obvious mistakes and typos: for example I remember Ken's name being used next to a Frank Shamrock quote (page 105).• Little things like text randomly going from regular to bold font right in the middle of a sentence.• At times, they have these double-page fighter profile spreads in the middle of a continuous story: like Stephan Bonnar's bio in the middle of the Hughes/Trigg fight recap (pages 188-189).• On several occasions they used the wrong photos in the 'Year End' summary spreads. For example, in the "Fight of the Year" section for 2010, they had Wanderlei Silva's picture in stead of Anderson Silva's (page 310).I mean... all in all, it's probably insignificant *just my OCD flaring up* but the poor quality control really made me feel like the book was a soulless money grab. On a positive note, factually it was very sound and I enjoyed going through the company's history year-by-year while remembering all of the craziness left behind: the early No Holds Barred years with teeth literally flying out of the Octagon; colorful personalities like Tank Abbott and Kimbo Slice; freakshow fights like Randy Couture vs. James Tony; the good 'ol pre-USADA juicing days with Mark Kerr, TRT Vitor and UBEReem; some 'oh yeah... whatever happened to that guy' moments when you come across names like Junie Browning, Jesse Taylor or War Machine (actual legal name) from The Ultimate Fighter; excellent trivia tidbits, like Sakuraba and Wanderlei competing in UFC before they became superstars in Japan.Also, the book was published in 2015, before the meteoric rise of The King. So it was bizarre to see Conor McGregor get the same size bio/profile as Kyoji Horiguchi: taking up no more than one half of one quarter of a page. Four fights later? Biggest star in the young history of the sport. I admit, all in all the book is OK. It has a few faults, but if you're a hardcore fan, you should enjoy skimming through the photos; and if you're a young fan, you'll find the history of the sport fairly entertaining.Next stop, PRIDE FC: A Visual History? Yes, please.

  • James Chafin
    2019-04-03 23:56

    Very good coffee table book for UFC fans. Reads like a bound Wikipedia entry. There are a lot of awesome fight pictures.

  • Chris
    2019-04-08 20:15