Doug Merlino: "Beast" | Talks at Google

source: Talks at Google    2016年2月12日
Author Doug Merlino speaks to Google about his latest book "Beast: Blood, Struggle, and Dreams at the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts" Mixed martial arts is America's fastest-growing sport-around the country, new gyms open their doors as enthusiastic viewers tune in to UFC matches. Although some dismiss it as brutal combat, its fighters are among the most dedicated athletes in any arena. But MMA also takes a heavy toll on the body, and it's a rare fighter who can earn a living in the sport's top ranks. In this talk Doug Merlino discusses his unprecedented access to four athletes training to fight their way up to title contention while also examining the history, culture, business, and meaning of professional cage fighting.
Moderated by Jason Krueger.

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