Journalist Fiaz Rafiq’s book, Fighting against the Odds: An Insider’s Life in UFC, Boxing, and Entertainment, takes a deep dive into his career.
Amoung the topics covered, is Rafiq’s passion for martial artist Bruce Lee, his humble beginnings entering the writing game and various key insights into building his career. Observations with various key fighters like Royce Gracie, who wrote the forward and became a good friend, and the ups and downs of the business side are shared.
“It’s clear from the book that Rafiq has a knack for developing relationships and building opportunities,” MMA Crossfire Editor-in-Chief Kenai Andrews said. “Rafiq channeled his passion for Bruce Lee and martial arts into an impressive combat sports media career that overlapped into entertainment. He shares a lot of the behind-the-scenes thinking and action that should help journalists of any stripe on how to navigate through the rough waters of media.”
Fighting Against the Odds weighs in at 334 pages and was officially released on May 3 by Roman and Littlefield.
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