Becoming the Natural: My Life in and Out of the Cage

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Becoming the Natural: My Life in and Out of the Cage

Format:  Paperback,

307 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Jul 2009

ISBN-13: 9781439153369

ISBN-10: 1439153361

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Randy Couture -- voted "The Greatest Fighter of All Time" by viewers' choice -- recounts his record-breaking career, which has made him an undisputed UFC legend.
Randy Couture wins fights with the seemingly effortless ease with which lesser mortals eat or breathe. He's the only athlete to have held championship titles in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions of the UFC, and he's the only six-time title earner in UFC history.
In "Becoming the Natural," Couture tells his story for the first time, beginning with a childhood spent in search of an elusive father figure, followed by the pure adrenaline rush that accompanied his first wrestling bout in grade school. In 1997, at the age of thirty-three, Couture made his UFC debut, defeating two opponents in the heavyweight class and then scoring a TKO victory against Brazilian phenom Vitor Belfort to earn the nickname "The Natural." He won his first heavyweight title that same year. At the age of forty, he defeated five-time defending champion Tito Ortiz for the undisputed light heavyweight title. Couture retired in 2006, only to reemerge the following year and seize the heavyweight championship title once again.
"Becoming the Natural" is the remarkable story of one of the world's most gifted and dedicated athletes -- a born fighter whose skill and showmanship have helped to lift mixed martial arts out of the shadows and into the mainstream.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Jul 2009
ISBN-13: 9781439153369
ISBN-10: 1439153361
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 307
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.36
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 9.25 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Foreword
Wrestling from Within
Saying Good-bye
Pieces of the Puzzle
Boy to Man
What's Meant to Be
Double Legs, Double Life
Devastation
It was Always about the Competition
You Need to Get Into That
Finally Number One
Zuffa Means "Fight" in Italian
Hanging Up the Gloves
Reality
Coming Around Again
Confrontation
A Revelation
Going Out on Top
Settling into Life
The Right Thing
Epilogue
Appendix
Acknowledgments

Book description

Randy Couture -- voted "The Greatest Fighter of All Time" by viewers' choice -- recounts his record-breaking career, which has made him an undisputed UFC legend.

Randy Couture wins fights with the seemingly effortless ease with which lesser mortals eat or breathe. He's the only athlete to have held championship titles in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions of the UFC, and he's the only six-time title earner in UFC history.

In Becoming the Natural, Couture tells his story for the first time, beginning with a childhood spent in search of an elusive father figure, followed by the pure adrenaline rush that accompanied his first wrestling bout in grade school. In 1997, at the age of thirty-three, Couture made his UFC debut, defeating two opponents in the heavyweight class and then scoring a TKO victory against Brazilian phenom Vitor Belfort to earn the nickname "The Natural". He won his first heavyweight title that same year. At the age of forty, he defeated five-time defending champion Tito Ortiz for the undisputed light heavyweight title. Couture retired in 2006, only to reemerge the following year and seize the heavyweight championship title once again.

Becoming the Natural is the remarkable story of one of the world's most gifted and dedicated athletes -- a born fighter whose skill and showmanship have helped to lift mixed martial arts out of the shadows and into the mainstream.

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