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Eight months in the life of a fighter, the film provides the opportunity to discover the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) sport in a fresh and striking new light, revealing the life of a dedicated fighter on his way to the top. In times of hard labor and an infamously tough economy, this film inspires the very spirit of our existence... to never give up. Over the course of 8 months, we learn about the amount of sacrifice and suffering professional fighters have to go through in order to stay competitive. Moreover, the challenges of life such as dealing with stereotypes, financial situations, relationships, and injuries are portrayed as seen through the eyes of a top athlete and the people surrounding him. The storyline continues to intensify as we approach what happens after the 8th month: Fight day! Occupation: Fighter is a feature length documentary film by Andre Enzensberger and Bavayou Films featuring WEC veteran Chad 'Savage' George alongside UFC and Strikeforce legends Josh Barnett, Dan... Written by Anonymous

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Highly recommend this inside look into 8 months in the life of a fighter
20 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A really compelling look at the work and sacrifice it takes to be an MMA fighter. It really opened my eyes to the amount of dedication it takes to be an MMA fighter. We usually only get to see the end result - the fight we watch. This was a very honest view into what it takes to get there.

I highly recommend Occupation: Fighter for anyone who is a fight fan and wants to get an inside look at the life of a fighter. I was really impressed by both the fighter, Chad George, and the dedication of the people around him to helping him meet his goals.

Inspiring, compelling, truthful and, at times, brutal. Makes the HBO specials about boxers getting ready for their fights seem pretty lame in comparison.


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