ALISON DEAN teaches English literature. She also punches people.
“An important addition to women’s martial arts scholarship, Dean provides personal insight into the radical space women occupy in sport fighting. Seconds Out is a must-read for all fighters looking for mentors in the complicated world of martial arts.” – L.A. Jennings, author of Mixed Martial Arts: A History from Ancient Fighting Sports to the UFC
“Dean brings a fresh new female voice to the topic of combat sports.” – Trevor Wittman, renowned MMA trainer, UFC analyst, and founder of ONX Sports
“Trained in the discipline and art of both fighting and literature, Dean combines both with style. She honors the fighters, writers, and historians who have come before her and definitively ends the idea of women fighters as a novelty. Seconds Out is a must-read for anyone who feels the call of the bell and reverence for a good fight.” – Sue Jaye Johnson