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CompleteMartialArts.com - This Is Gonna Hurt: The Life of a Mixed Martial Arts Champion


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Manufacturer: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.8092
EAN: 9781416955412
ISBN: 1416955410
Label: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Manufacturer: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2008-05-06
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Studio: Simon Spotlight Entertainment

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He's the ultimate showman in the world's greatest spectator sport -- a controversial, charismatic figure who has dominated Ultimate Fighting for more than ten years as one of its most exciting and skillful stars.

But for Tito Ortiz, life very nearly took a different path. Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Ortiz spent part of his childhood living in motels and in the backs of other people's houses, as his heroin-addicted parents were forced to leave one apartment after another. By the time he was in sixth grade, he had dabbled in almost every drug available, and his early youth involved time in juvenile detention centers, a string of petty crimes, and a stint in a local gang. Then, in high school, Tito discovered wrestling -- the perfect match for this tough, streetwise, ambitious kid.

Tito made his mixed martial arts debut at UFC 13 in 1997, winning his first fight in twenty-two seconds. In 2000, he was chosen as a light heavyweight contender in UFC 25 and took the belt, successfully defending it five times in the following three years.

Tito Ortiz pulls no punches as he recounts his journey from Huntington Beach Bad Boy to UFC superstardom -- his difficult upbringing, his first marriage and struggles with fidelity, his battles with the UFC, his career highs and lows, and his current happy relationship with former porn star Jenna Jameson. An inspirational story of beating the odds, and an incredible glimpse into just what it takes to win in the world's most brutal arena, This Is Gonna Hurt is raw, frank, funny, and as fearless as its subject.


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Summary: TITO ORTIZ
Comment: This is an interesting story, especially if you're a fan of Tito, like I am. It's simple and an easy read.

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Summary: Short Easy Read
Comment: Don't waste your money on this book. Written at a 3 Grade reading level, you can sit at a Borders and tear through this in 1-2 hours. Numerous references about his t-shirt company and his obsession with money. Rips into Dana White while touching on his up bring and relationship with Jenna Jameson. Clearly a book to make money since there are countless "filler" quotes by his mother, ex-wife, and Jenna. Save your money!!!

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Summary: Ortiz KOs Liddell...at least his book
Comment: At long last, Ortiz was able to outdo Chuck Liddell at something. That something was writing a better book.

Ortiz's life has been full of ups and downs, and he is straightforward about his struggles with women, drugs, and fame. A lot of times when people write their story, they tend to paint themselves in a better, more agreeable light. But Ortiz doesn't try to do this. He is revealing and honest.

Interesting, informative, and insightful, this book delivers a KO to all the other MMA biographies that have been coming out in this past year. Far from being perfect, and far from being a role model, Ortiz reminds us that no matter how badly things are stacked against us, we can always just step into the ring called "life" and fight.



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Summary: great book
Comment: If your an mma fan or a big tito fan you will love this book. It goes through the ups and downs of his life and he also talks about all of his fights and the effects they had on him. definitely a great book for any fight fan. The only problem with the book is i thought it was to short and i don't read a lot of books. roughly 230 pages with large font. Other than that this book offers a revealing look into one of mixed martial arts most famous champions life.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: good story, easy read
Comment: if you just want to read the book you could probably do it in one sitting at barnes. the review by "geezerjock" sums it up for you. its a short book and a easy read in the way its written, the size of font, and shortness of the book. if ur a big fan u will probably enjoy it for novelty purposes, but if ur not then it might not be worth it to own. i bought it b/c im a fan but its pretty much a sob story from beginning to end.


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