About the author:
Ian Gill was born in Manchester in the United Kingdom. His is a long term and committed relationship with Mark who also features in the book.
What inspired you to write your book?
It’s my coming out story. As awkward as it was at the time, this is how it happened.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Despite really going for it Ryan gets Mark to submit several times with an arm lock. Ryan gives me a real good clean and hard fight. I can’t lose, I’m the champ. How none of us ended up getting crippled in those early days was beyond me. This was a time way before mixed martial arts took off big time and fouls were used sparingly in our play. A stiff fingered jab in the armpit or a quick distracting slap to the nuts were deemed okay. Dirty tactics were fine in moderation. I liked to pride myself on the fact that I was a very clean fighter with a moderate skills base that I honed with my brother and another friend, James from one year of doing judo.