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Publisher's Summary

In his acclaimed national best seller, A Fighter's Heart, Sam Sheridan took listeners with him as he stepped through the ropes into the dangerous world of professional fighting. From a muay Thai bout in Bangkok; to Rio, where he trained with jiu-jitsu royalty; to Iowa, where he matched up against the toughest in MMA, Sheridan threw himself into a quest to understand how and why we fight.
In The Fighter's Mind, Sheridan does for the brain what his first book did for the body. To uncover the secrets of mental strength and success, Sheridan interviewed dozens of the world's most fascinating and dangerous men, including celebrated trainers Freddie Roach and Greg Jackson; champion fighters Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, and Marcelo Garcia; ultrarunner David Horton; legendary wrestler Dan Gable; and many more. What are their secrets? How do they stay committed through years of training, craft a game plan, and adjust to the realities of the ring? How do they project strength when weak and remain mentally tough despite incredible physical pain?
A fascinating book, bursting at the seams with incredible stories and insight, The Fighter's Mind answers these questions and many more.
From Atlas by Teddy Atlas and Peter Alson Copyright 2006 by Teddy Atlas. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.Excerpt from Blood in the Cage by L. Jon Wertheim. Copyright 2009 by L. Jon Wertheim. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.Excerpt from Cut Time: An Education at the Fights by Carlo Rotella. Copyright 2003 by Carlo Rotella. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Excerpts from Musashi’s Book of Five Rings copyright Stephen Kaufman. Reprinted by permission of Tuttle Publishing, a member of the Periplus Publishing Group. From Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. Copyright 1953 by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc. and renewed in 1981 by Random House, Inc. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc. From Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance by JeanWilliams. Copyright 2006. Published by the McGraw-Hill Companies and reproducedwith permission of the McGraw-Hill Companies.From The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin. Copyright 2007 by Josh Waitzkin LLC. All rights reserved. Reprinted with the permission of The Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. From Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki; protected under the terms ofthe International Copyright Union. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, MA. www.shambhala.com.Excerpt from Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings by Paul Theroux. Copyright 2000Paul Theroux. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcout Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc.
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By Chase Chambers on 11-07-15

A Magnificient Perspective

A definite read if you have ever wondered what "mental" toughness is. It was much more relatable than I expected, another great piece from Mr. Sheridan.

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By Michael S. Dunbar on 11-20-16

highly entertaining and interesting

While the gems to write down are few and far between, the book caught me and never let me go. It was willing to leave questions unanswered because the greats disagree, so he did his best to show both perspectives as they are. Loved it.

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By simon on 11-12-15

Awesome!

Absolute pleasure to listen to.

Amazing insight into a fighters mind and what it takes to be the best, inspirational and motivational.

Highly recommend to martial artists, fighters and the general public alike.

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By Toby Robinson on 06-05-18

Great book

Good in depth knowledge to the world and life of a mixed martial artist. Opens your eyes on why some fighters are the way they are and do what they do. highly recommended, especially to fellow martial artists like myself who love and train in MMA and maybe even fought in MMA, it makes your live of our game even stronger

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