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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.

©2010 Sam Sheridan (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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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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Not what I expected!

What would have made The Fighter's Mind better?

Analysis! I've given up at the half way point as this book is so poorly written. If I wanted the history of combat sports I would have purchased a book on that subject; it would have been better as well. I was expecting a look at the psychological aspects of fighting and how to use them to make myself better. I got none of that whatsoever!

Has The Fighter's Mind put you off other books in this genre?

No.

Did Nicholas Techosky do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

N/A

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It's an easy listen - probably owing to lack of depth!

Any additional comments?

I would not recommend it. Save your money / credits.

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Interesting

Interesting listening and managed to get to the end but did not enjoy the journalistic narration.

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Good stuff

enjoyed this insight, clear and goes into varying detail. Will listen again at some point.

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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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  • Chase Chambers
  • 07-11-15

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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  • Michael S. Dunbar
  • 20-11-16

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-07-17

5 Stars for a reason!

Highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in fighting, military, or just trying to become mentally tougher. I'll probably listen to it again!

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  • ben
  • 19-09-15

fantastic insight into the world of fighting

absolutely loved this book. well read. highly recommend this for anyone interested in the mental side of sports.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-18

Really Good, Just Minor Pronunciation Errors

Narrator should learn proper pronunciation of Brazilian names, ie. "Royce Gracie". Nitpicky, I know, but you gotta respect the names! No biggie though; the rest of the narration was well done. :)

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  • Ernesto morales
  • 29-03-18

I can definitely see where he is coming from

a must listen to if you like full combat sports it will put everything into perspective and completely make sense on the why people do good and what kind of person it takes

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  • Michael Rosengart
  • 18-03-18

Great book!

Love it! Inspired by it and the messages from all the great fighters. ‘The sword gives life.’

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  • John
  • 15-03-18

Great for any athlete or coach

I highly recommend this book to any athletes not just fighters, coaches & combat sports fan. Great info and confirmed what I believed while exposing me to more I didn’t know.

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  • MANUELLA
  • 21-01-18

Awesome

What made the experience of listening to The Fighter's Mind the most enjoyable?

the book itself!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fighter's Mind?

awesome book I recommended

What does Nicholas Techosky bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the whole book its worth!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

i don’t know!! just get this book its really good !!

Any additional comments?

no thank

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  • Gabriel
  • 30-09-17

Push play and it clicks. This book is loaded!

As a gym owner and strength and conditioning coach I loved this book. So much depth and resources to follow and add to the tool box.