(PRESS RELEASE) -- Los Angeles, CA – September 24, 2012: The new Autobiography Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter (Chicago Review Press) written by Frank Shamrock with Charles Fleming, is the remarkable and riveting story of Mixed Martial Arts Legend Frank Shamrock. Readers embark on an inspirational journey, as Shamrock personally guides them through the depths of his memories, sharing intimate details of his turbulent path from a troubled juvenile to a respected sports Legend.
Shamrock bares all as he reveals intimate details about his troubled childhood filled with abuse, neglect and petty crime. He speaks candidly about his turbulent relationship with his adopted brother Ken, problems he had with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the reasons behind his retirement. Shamrock also shares vivid accounts of his fights both in and out of the ring, giving readers a rare glimpse into the life of a fighter.
Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter begins with Shamrock’s early childhood when he was living with his hippie mother and abusive stepfather in a shed behind their house. He reveals the circumstances which led to his time in numerous juvenile detention centers and how he eventually became a ward of the state. He then goes on to detail his salvation under the foster father who took him in when no one else would, his descent into drugs, alcohol and increasingly serious crimes that landed him in state prison and his eventual rebirth as a mixed martial arts champion that dominated the entire sport for two decades.
Outside of the cage Shamrock has become one of MMA’s most recognized television personalities and can be seen regularly on Showtime Sports as a color commentator for Strikeforce. The Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter book tour, which will be scheduled around Strikeforce events, charity work, and public speaking engagements, will kick off in Sacramento this Friday, September 28.
The book signing event in Sacramento, California will take place in the Barnes and Noble located at 3561 N. Freeway Blvd at 7:00pm. The bookstore is located SE of the Pavilion where the Strikeforce event Melendez vs. Healy was set to be held.
Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter is available now in bookstores everywhere! The book can also be purchased on Amazon.com and through IPG. To order through IPG, please call 1-800-888-4741 or log on to www.ipgbook.com.
For more information on Frank Shamrock, please visit www.Frankshamrock.com.
About the authors: Frank Shamrock is considered a pioneer of mixed martial arts and is touted by many as the “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990’s. He is the only athlete in sports history to win two world titles in less than a minute (38 seconds to be exact). Outside of the ring Shamrock is an MMA color commentator on CBS, Showtime, and ESPN2. He is internationally known as one of the world’s top martial arts instructors and is also an accomplished author. Shamrock also mentors top athletes, leads a nationwide “anti-bullying” campaign, and oversees Frank Shamrock Inc., an asset management, marketing and integrated multimedia company.
Charles Fleming is a reporter whose writing has been published in such publications as Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek and Vanity Fair. He is the coauthor of several books, including The Goomba Book of Love, The Goomba Diet, A Goomba’s Guide to Life, My Lobotomy and Three Weeks in October.
Mickey Rourke is an actor, a screenwriter and a retired boxer