When I first saw the Iceman book I didn’t know what to think. A lot of these books can be either really good or the complete opposite. This turned out to be a very good book.
Chuck Liddell does a good job of letting the reader get into his psyche and describing what made him the person he is today. Each chapter is full of personal stories and examples of events in his life. I like the fact that he offers the reader a lesson (sort of a parable) in each chapter.
I bought the book on a Friday and I finished it by Monday night (last week). It was a page turner and had a good flow.
One of his pieces of advice really grabbed my attention. In his fight against Randy Couture he discussed Randy “locking” on to him and taking him down. He wrote; “I thought Big John would seperate us, but he didn’t make a move. Instead I kept working to release myself. That’s all you can do when you are locked up like that, work and work, so the other guy has to worry about tying you down instead of hitting you. It’s one of the hardest, least glamorous, least rewarding acts you do in a fight. But if you don’t you’ll leave yourself vulnerable.”
For those of you who know of my battles with Big Man (former wrestler) in my class this is great advice. I give the book an A or two thumbs up!!