Alex Massie Alex Massie

The oldest sport in the world

Kerry Handley’s riotously entertaining and perceptive Thrown makes something marvellous from the triumphs and disasters of fighters Sean Huffman and Erik Koch

This is the best book you’ll ever read about mixed martial arts fighting; and this will still be the case even if it’s not the first book you’ve ever read about mixed martial arts fighting. Kerry Howley’s debut is a riotously entertaining and piercingly perceptive account of the contrasting lives and dreams of a pair of Iowa-based fighters whose battles in the ‘Octagon’ become the vehicle for a philosophical treatise on the nature of glory.

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