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Credited cast:
Chad George
Dan Hardy
Mac Danzig
Thomas Denny
Louie Moreno III ...
Louie Moreno III (as Louie Moreno)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seb Zewdie ...
Seb Zewdie


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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The truth about what it takes to be a professional fighter.


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Incredible film, a must watch for all MMA fans!
4 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was interested in Occupation Fighter after I saw the trailer, but I had no clue how much it would alter my view of MMA. Of course you assume being an MMA fighter must be absurdly hard, but the extent to which their discipline and hardship goes is nearly unimaginable.

Not even just in the cage, but long before the actual fight takes place these fighters are challenging themselves physically, mentally and emotionally to an insane level! After seeing Occupation: Fighter my respect for MMA fighters has grown thoroughly and my view of the entire sport has changed a lot! These are some truly amazing individuals and if you have even the slightest interest in the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce or just MMA in general this documentary will be quite enjoyable!

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