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Why I Fight

The Belt Is Just an Accessory

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Claiming that “the belt is just an accessory,” Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn explains Why I Fight in this honest, intimate, and fascinating memoir. Written with David Weintraub, Why I Fight is an unforgettable portrait of one of the top and most recognizable mixed martial artists in the UFC and an up-close look at one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in the world. UFC and Jiu-Jitsu aficionados—and fans of Iceman, A Fighter’s Heart, and Bruce Lee’s classic The Tao of Jeet Kun Do—will want to explore Why I Fight.

Customer Reviews

Best MMA Fighter Ever

This is the best book written by a mma fighter yet!

Great book

I have enjoyed watching BJ Penn for years and was intrigued by reading his biography. To learn about his life growing up in Hawaii and how he came about as a true competitor in the UFC was very interesting. Once I purchased this iBook, I couldn't stop reading it, finishing it in two days. It's very easy reading. Haha, although I'll admit, I would've have liked to read it as he actually a local Hawaiian. If you enjoy the UFC and want to learn more about their fighters, you'll enjoy this book.

Great insight

I love the new perspective of a fighter in the UFC as opposed from what I've seen as a fan. Bj embodies how a champion should conduct himself. He is a true peoples' champ and not built by the media to be a "nice guy". He never compromised his character and made me a lifetime fan. Great read that had me read cover to cover in a day and half!

Why I Fight
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sports & Outdoors
  • Published: Apr 13, 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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