DK Publishing announced today that “The UFC Encylopedia” will be published in October.
Written by Tom Gerbasi, the book details the history of the organization dating back to 1993 and provides event coverage, fighter profiles, interviews and much more.
“We began discussing a project of this scale with the UFC a few years ago and we are thrilled that we are finally able to bring a book like this to life for MMA fans,” said Mike Degler, Publisher of the UFC Encyclopedia. “The UFC has an incredibly rich eighteen-year history, and we have been given unprecedented access to all of it. The UFC Encyclopedia will be a must-have for any MMA fan, as well as an informative and comprehensive tribute to the world’s fastest growing sport.”
Gerbasi, a long-time reporter for UFC.com, is the perfect choice to author such a book.
“Very few people keep their thumbs on the pulse of the UFC like Tom Gerbasi, the author for the UFC Encyclopedia.” says Christian Sumner, Project Lead for the UFC Encyclopedia. “His event coverage will make readers feel like they were cageside, and his detailed fighter profiles are punctuated by quotes that he’s gathered through years of interviews,” Sumner continues, “which will give fans unparalleled insight into their favorite fighters’ psyches. This kind of in-depth and behind-the-scenes access is what every UFC follower is looking for, and we are proud to be playing a part in bringing it to the fans!”