"He is the biggest pay-per-view attraction in the world. He is "the Baddest Dude on the Planet.' "
He is Brock Lesnar.
For countless fans of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, Brock Lesnar has long been known for his freakish athleticism, mind-blowing speed, and meteoric rise to the top. Yet despite the fame and fortune that have come with his enormous success, Brock has shunned the media, choosing instead to remain intensely private about his life and his accomplishments.
Now, for the first time, he tells his remarkable story in his own words, describing the journey from his South Dakota farmboy roots to becoming the most popular pay-per-view attraction in the world. From the small-town amateur wrestling where he honed his skills to taking on The Rock at SummerSlam, Brock discusses how his natural athletic talent combined with the dark side of the wrestling business to make him the youngest-ever WWE World Champion.
Epic as it was, Brock's overnight rise to fame came with a price, as he saw firsthand the toll that life on the road and in the ring could take on a pro wrestler's body and mind. Weary of the punishing lifestyle and backstabbing politics, he chose to do the unthinkable: walk away from professional wrestling at the peak of his career and break all ties with the organization that made him a star on the global stage. It was a move that stunned WWE executives and fans alike, and one that Brock himself has never fully explained - until now.
Not one to stay quiet for long, Brock was soon back in the spotlight: this time in the UFC - home of the most dangerous mixed martial arts fighters in the world. Here he offers a behind-the-scenes look at his shocking decision to leave the wrestling entertainment business for a legitimate combat sport. From training to be a real fighter, to immediately being thrown into the Octagon against the UFC's best heavyweights, to the psychology behind his legendary trash-talking, Brock opens up about what it takes not only to succeed in the world's fastest-growing sport but to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. He also speaks candidly about the illness that nearly killed him, how it changed him as a fighter and a man, and how it shaped his will to survive.
In the end, Brock holds nothing back. A revealing, raw, and ultimately redemptive tale of Brock's determination and domination, DeathClutch is the untold true story of becoming one of life's true champions.
©2011 Brock Lesnar (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
The Lunk Head Brock Lesnar is not a man with an interesting story. He is a meat head. The story as he tells it is that he is a clever business man. Listening to it he is just an ape with a short temper and not the sense of a barn cow. I’d save your time and go for a different book even if you are a fan of any of the sports he has taken part in. He pretty much insults everyone who helped him along and then whines like a little girl when someone doesn't do as he wishes. I couldn’t wait for this book to end. His personality is just what you expect from the look of him. Turns out you can judge a book by its cover and this one is about a beady eyed loser with a white trash hair cut. Thank goodness he didn’t narrate it himself as no doubt you’d of heard his finger running across the page under each word interspersed with him banging his head on the desk to swat a passing fly. Brock Lesnar is a moron and his book is awful.
"All I hoped for"
Truly enjoyed this book. Is what I expected. Lesnar is a private person and not out to write a work of literary genius. You get pure, honest, straightforward Lesar insight and opinion. From his roots to all aspects of his career, up through his loss to Cain Valesquez, all is enjoyable, direct and full of zeal. All I hoped for from a guy we honestly know little about. Gets a five as I am a fan and a mark, but I think most casual fans will enjoy it.
"Interesting for fans..."
I like to watch the UFC, so I found this book rather interesting, as would fans of the WWE. As with most autobiographies, though, non-fans wouldn't be interested. This isn't an especially well-written book, and a lot of the parts are rather mundane. Good picture of a uniquely driven person who would be absolutely unsuited to working in any job other than fighting.
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