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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1 edition (Feb. 2 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804845956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804845953
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #408,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Paperback
Why do fighters fight? Why do they put themselves through what they do? What is their motivations?

Canadian author Christopher Olech attempts to answer these questions in his book, "The Fighter Within." The book parallels Olech's own personal journey through life and MMA with the stories of professional fighters, and it's an unforgettable experience.Read more...
The book starts off with Olech explaining how he started fighting and how he found MMA, a sport that changed the author's life. For Olech, it was a personal journey brought upon by personal tragedy -- and some blind luck -- that led him to training MMA, a decision that would ultimately change the course of his life. Struggling to find his existence in their cold world, Olech found mixed martial arts, and for Olech, his life was never the same.
The book is not all about the author, though, and in fact, it's mostly about some of the best MMA fighters and martial artists on the planet. Many of the chapters in the book are dedicated to specific fighters themselves, who talk to Olech about their own personal journeys. It's incredible how much the author was able to get some of the fighters to open up, as MMA fighters aren't known for going this in-depth into their psyche. But credit the author for doing so.

Fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Sean Sherk, Rashad Evans, and Rich Franklin tell their stories to Olech. As well, MMA coaches like John Danaher, Bruno Fernandes, and Firas Zahabi do the same. The attention to detail is incredible, but Olech should be credited for interviewing these fighters over the course of several years, with all the interviews done in person to really feed off the fighters' energy. Olech is able to ask them tough questions and he's able to get their answers.
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I've personally known Chris for several years now and we have always shared a mutual love and appreciation for mixed martial arts. I've followed the endless hours worth of work to put this book together and it far exceeded my already high expectations.

The Fighter Within features interviews with some of the biggest names of the sport, but impressively dives deeper than your run of the mill conversation. Chris digs below the layers to reveal their what motivates them and also overcoming heartache too. This book undoubtedly provides one of the most honest and sincerest experiences from the point of view of fighter.

I truly loved this book and look forward to re-reading it soon!
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Format: Paperback
What a amazing book. From start to finish you want to keep reading more. Definitely recommend this not to people only interested in this sport but to everyone. Lots can be learned from this very inspirational book and author.
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What a read! How Chris gets these great stories of these wonderful athletes is beyond me. I love the way he writes. Great book from cover to cover. Well done Chris.
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HASH(0xa372cac8) out of 5 stars The Fighter Within is a wonderful collection of essays on the personal journeys of several ... Feb. 5 2016
By Brian J. Dsouza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Fighter Within is a wonderful collection of essays on the personal journeys of several world class athletes including Sean Sherk, Rashad Evans, Jorge Britto, Thomasz Adamek, Phil Nurse—and many more inspiring individuals. Chris Olech interweaves his own experiences training, competing and progressing to make the story much more compelling. In a world of hard knocks, Olech brings out the best in himself by answering the challenges thrown down in front of him. A must-read for any serious MMA fan.
HASH(0xa372cb1c) out of 5 stars A Perfect 5/5! May 15 2016
By Chris T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've personally known Chris for several years now and we have always shared a mutual love and appreciation for mixed martial arts. I've followed the endless hours worth of work to put this book together and it far exceeded my already high expectations.

The Fighter Within features interviews with some of the biggest names of the sport, but impressively dives deeper than your run of the mill conversation. Chris digs below the layers to reveal their what motivates them and also overcoming heartache too. This book undoubtedly provides one of the most honest and sincerest experiences from the point of view of fighter.

I truly loved this book and look forward to re-reading it soon!
HASH(0xa372cf54) out of 5 stars Chris Olech has done more than produce a mish-mash of ... March 5 2016
By Dan Djurdjevic - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Chris Olech has done more than produce a mish-mash of interviews with famous fighters. He has given us a very rarely seen window into the life of the professional fighter - the clearest, most fascinating yet. If you are an MMA fan - or indeed a fan of any combat sport - you should greedily consume Chris's new book. Rarely does fight journalism come in such a eloquent, compelling, eye-opening, first-hand form. I unreservedly give it 5 stars.
HASH(0xa3731330) out of 5 stars What you have been looking for Feb. 10 2016
By Kathi D. Cary - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are looking for an inspirational book, this is it! If you are looking to know more about how some of your favorite fighters think, this book delivers! If you have ever thought "I bet I could do that" or "these guys aren't real athletes" then I demand you read this! Over all, if you are looking for a good book full of insight, Then you have been looking for this book :)
HASH(0xa3731300) out of 5 stars By far the best UFC / MMA book I have read! March 3 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a truly inspiring read, and a refreshing perspective from any other MMA book I have read. Chris's writing style brings you along side him as he explores the minds of the worlds most legendary MMA fighters and trainers. If you are looking for an awesome MMA or UFC book, this is the one you need. Take it from me... I have read a lot! A++


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