Monday, August 11, 2014
Alright MMA fans. This one is for you. Actually, anyone who has ever been curious about why people choose to fight. I caught the last 45 minutes of this documentary on one of the pay channels. Dustin Poirier is one of the featured fighters in this film. Poirier is currently a top ranked fighter in the featherweight division in the UFC and is about to have one of the biggest fights of his life on Sept. 27th, 2014.
Fightville shows what these fighters put themselves through and how hard it is to get into the upper ranks of the fight world. One of the other featured fighters had a bout coming up, but was not training. Once he came back to training a couple weeks out from the fight, he paid the price. Not just from being out of shape, but by having his head handed to him in a sparing session. Was a hard lesson, but a lesson nonetheless.
Fight fans who want to see the behind the scenes world of what makes a fighter will enjoy this film. I also recommend it for the curious about mixed martial arts and to those that would like to see a story about perseverance.