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Let's Get It On! : The Making of MMA and Its Ultimate Referee
by John McCarthy and Loretta Hunt and Bas Rutten


Overview - An intimate profile of the legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) referee, this first full-length autobiography of pop culture icon McCarthy details every aspect of his life--from his strong-handed Los Angeles upbringing to his involvement in the naming of the sport, his role in its regulation, and MMA's rise in stature.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An intimate profile of the legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) referee, this first full-length autobiography of pop culture icon McCarthy details every aspect of his life--from his strong-handed Los Angeles upbringing to his involvement in the naming of the sport, his role in its regulation, and MMA's rise in stature. 480 pp.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781605421414
  • ISBN-10: 1605421413
  • Publisher: Medallion Press
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 418


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Sports - General
Books > Sports & Recreation > Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-07-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

Penned for the ultimate UFC fan, this exciting book details McCarthy's rise to referee—from early big-time MMA events to early retirement to his recent return. The son of a tough-as-nails LAPD officer who invented the modern SWAT team, McCarthy describes memorable events of his childhood, such as beating up the kid who stole his new bike, as well as his experiences in high school, and his college career as a water polo player. He recounts his stint as a steroid-fueled weightlifter, his romance with his wife (don't worry—he's not exactly a romantic), his heroic role in the L.A. riots as a newly-minted police officer, and finally, his beginnings as a referee of Mixed Martial Arts, which quickly earned a bad reputation for being "no holds barred." Each of the bouts he refereed is detailed from memory, which readers will enjoy. This is a testosterone-fueled, adrenaline pumping joy ride, and fans will surely be thrilled to meet the man they know so well from TV. (Sept.)

 
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