Mark Tullius is an Ivy League graduate, author, and former MMA fighter. After graduating from Brown University, Mark became a body guard and quickly discovered his passion for MMA, even competing in events like Super Brawl and Extreme Challenge.
The question he was always asked, but could never answer was, “Why? Why fight?”
After eight years away from the cage, Mark is jumping back into the world of fighting with his book/sociological study, Unlocking the Cage, hoping to discover the true identity of MMA fighters and finally answer the question of why he, along with hundreds of other men and women, chose to fight in the first place.
What’s different about Mark’s book?
Instead of interviewing a handful of elite fighters, Mark is traveling to every corner of the country, looking to train at different gyms and find fighters interested in showing the world who they are and why they fight. In the past year alone, he’s been to 18 states to visit 70 gyms, and interview close to 300 fighters. He doesn’t want the project to ever end but plans on capping it at 100 gyms or 500 fighters.