Get Educated About MMA – Sidney Halston’s Got the Scoop!

Get Educated About MMA – Sidney Halston’s Got the Scoop!
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Sidney Halston is our resident MMA expert and will explain to us why these guys make great heroes. I told her all she needed to do was show us the pictures but she’s an over-achiever.
Enjoy her post below and look for AGAINST THE CAGE, on sale May 27, 2014.

The girls guide to Mixed Martial Arts (yeah, that’s what MMA stand for).

Some things we should know about MMA fighters….
Their world revolves around fighting. It’s not a hobby; it is their life; their obsession. So, when the fighters in the Worth the Fight series meet their perfect woman, she immediately gets wrapped up in this world of passion, obsession, and fury.

MMA fighters are inherently bad-boy alpha-males, usually with temper issues. They don’t like to share and when they fall in love they are protective and possessive. They are broody and angsty, but like all things they obsess about, when they do something—they do it completely and thoroughly, putting all their heart and soul into it.

And of course, since they train all day, every day, an MMA fighter is always hot, oh-so-sexy, and definitely strong. This equates to some very steamy sex…against cages, walls, ropes…etc. Why? Because they can!

With a fighter, you may not necessarily get a hero but you will absolutely get passion.

Oh…and they have ugly ears! Really, they do. But, I think we can overlook the cauliflower ears when they have all those other swoon-worthy assets.

If you think MMA is huge here in the U.S., you should meet an MMA fan in Japan or Brazil. Now those are fans! Unlike boxing, MMA is fought in a cage. The reason is because there is wrestling, judo and jiu jitsu involved, and when the fighters end up on the floor, you wouldn’t want them falling off the ring, thus the cage.

Before MMA became the big phenomena it is today, my husband and I would watch it all the time. My hubby because of the sport. Me, because of this guy right here…

*Swoon* Randy Couture. (Yes, before he was in The Expendables he was a real live kick-ass fighter.) But then he retired, but I kept watching, mostly because my hubby is a huge fan and a fighter himself. So, this idea popped into my head: What if these guys, these fighters, were friends? Grew up together, trained together, hung out at—oh let’s say at a little local bar called The Pier. That’s how Worth the Fight Series was born. The first hero is Jack, from Against the Cage. I was inspired by this guy….


*sigh* Meet Michael Bisping. He’s won tons of UFC fights and was my inspiration for Jack. Little side note: Thank you book cover fairies at Random House—you couldn’t have picked a more exact model for Against the Cage; he looks just like Bisping.
So, for all you ladies who may want to get a little into MMA or just want some real life eye candy. You may want to check out the upcoming fight of two of the hottest and most known fighters around: Chris Weidman v. Vitor Belfort.


 UFC 168: Weidman v Silva 2

Yes, I know—WOW!

Stick around…and perhaps in the next few months we can talk all about Slade and Tony, the next two heroes of the Worth the Fight Series. Let me just say this…if you think Mr. Bisping is hot wait until y’all meet the inspiration behind Slade and Tony. (Weird ears and all)
About the Author: Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” (Mark Twain). Or even simpler: “Just do it” (Nike). And that’s exactly what she did. At the age of thirty, having never written anything other than a legal brief, she picked up a pen for the first time to pursue her dream of becoming an author. That first stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Halston lives in South Florida with her husband and children.
Learn more about her book, AGAINST THE CAGE here

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