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The Fighter's Mind Audiobook

The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game

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Publisher's 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.

From Atlas by Teddy Atlas and Peter Alson Copyright 2006 by Teddy Atlas. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.Excerpt from Blood in the Cage by L. Jon Wertheim. Copyright 2009 by L. Jon Wertheim. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.Excerpt from Cut Time: An Education at the Fights by Carlo Rotella. Copyright 2003 by Carlo Rotella. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Excerpts from Musashi’s Book of Five Rings copyright Stephen Kaufman. Reprinted by permission of Tuttle Publishing, a member of the Periplus Publishing Group. From Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. Copyright 1953 by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc. and renewed in 1981 by Random House, Inc. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc. From Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance by JeanWilliams. Copyright 2006. Published by the McGraw-Hill Companies and reproducedwith permission of the McGraw-Hill Companies.From The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin. Copyright 2007 by Josh Waitzkin LLC. All rights reserved. Reprinted with the permission of The Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. From Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki; protected under the terms ofthe International Copyright Union. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, MA. www.shambhala.com.Excerpt from Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings by Paul Theroux. Copyright 2000Paul Theroux. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcout Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc.

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    Chase Chambers 11-07-15
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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael S. Dunbar Raleigh, NC USA 11-20-16
    Michael S. Dunbar Raleigh, NC USA 11-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ben chelsea, Australia 09-19-15
    ben chelsea, Australia 09-19-15
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    "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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    "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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    Gavin 04-05-17
    Gavin 04-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "another knockout"

    very insightful and rewarding for the mind. the input from so many legends is without match

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    "Good book"

    I enjoyed each chapter, the way they all had a new perspective on sport psychology. Narration was well done.

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    t worthey 12-28-16
    t worthey 12-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good story great interviews"

    pronounced names wrong. Had a hard time being able to differntiate between author and interviews story

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    Spencer 12-06-16
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    "Thank you"

    This book has truly helped me to understand myself. Thank you for your hard work!!

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    Gee 11-30-16
    Gee 11-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "enlightening"

    This audiobook was amazing. I highly suggest it to anyone who trains or alleviate the psychology behind the fighters path. I wouldn't say it is just for the fighter, but for those seeking a higher state of consciousness. Being an avid jiu jitsu practitioner with a striking background, this book has helped with my mental game immensely, including interviewers from some of my favorite legends. Enjoy.

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    Devin Pool 11-23-16
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    "required reading"

    so many quotables I'll definitely read it again. I'm not even into fighting, i got this book just to learn mental toughness and got so much more out of it.

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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