Matt Hughes has a book of memoirs titled, “Made in America – The Most Dominant Champion In UFC History”, scheduled for release on January 1, 2008.? The book, published by Simon&Schuster, provides a biographical and anecdotal look at Matt through, his upbringing as well as his introduction to mixed martial arts and eventual dominance in the UFC Welterweight division.
As stated on the Simon&Schuster site,
“Rising through the ranks of the independent fighting circuit and the UFC, Matt saw things that fans could only catch glimpses of — until now. For the first time, a major UFC superstar has decided to answer all the questions the fans have about him, the organization, and the sport. You’ll learn which fighter almost sent Matt packing from mixed martial arts; why he refused to speak to his role model, Randy Couture; and what his relationship with UFC president Dana White is like. He reveals in which match he found himself praying to God for help, why he originally refused a shot at the world title, and what it’s like training at the Miletich Fighting Camp. Matt describes working on TV’s The Ultimate Fighter, what really happened to Tito Ortiz during the legendary brawl on the streets of London, just how personal his rivalry with Frank Trigg became, and what it was like to go up against the mythical Royce Gracie — and destroy him.
Matt discloses his most private thoughts and feelings during both his epic victories and his crushing losses. But when the gloves come off, there’s Matt Hughes the man. He talks with unflinching honesty about his early hell-raising and his near-death experience, the moment he let God into his heart, falling in love with his wife, the birth of his daughter, and all the important events of his life — and he shares personal photographs never before seen by the public.
A Christian, a family man, and a fighter, Matt Hughes could only have been made in America. “
?If the book is anything like the website that Hughes offers to his fans, it should provide a candid and open view into Matt’s life and the ups and downs of being a professional fighter.? Whether you are a fan of Hughes or not, you have to appreciate the fact that he seems unwavering in his personal goals and the maintenance of his farming lifestyle, regardless of level of success that he has come to enjoy.
The Simon and Schuster site has the book available for $24.00 in Hard-copy or $16.99 as an eBook. The only surprise to me, is that the book was not available for the holiday season… would definitely make a great gift for a Matt Hughes fan or a fan of the UFC or MMA in general…