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The Hurt Business (2016)

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From the producers of 'Bowling for Columbine', 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and 'Generation Iron' comes 'The Hurt Business' which examines the rise of mixed martial arts fighting through the eyes of today's top stars.

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Vlad Yudin
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Credited cast:
Luke Adams Luke Adams ... Himself
Ben Askren Ben Askren ... Himself
Josh Barnett ... Himself
Charles Bernick Charles Bernick ... Himself
Bruce Buffer ... Himself
Donald Cerrone ... Himself
Michael Chandler ... Himself
Scott Coker Scott Coker ... Himself
Bill Cole Bill Cole ... Himself
Daniel Cormier ... Himself
Kevin Costner ... Narrator (voice)
Randy Couture ... Himself
Rachael Cummins Rachael Cummins ... Herself
Clint Santiago Dahl ... Himself
Robert Emerson Robert Emerson ... Himself
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From the producers of 'Bowling for Columbine', 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and 'Generation Iron' comes 'The Hurt Business' which examines the rise of mixed martial arts fighting through the eyes of today's top stars.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sports violence, and language | See all certifications »
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29 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Suitable mostly for people interested in MMA
26 December 2016 | by batigoal9-1See all my reviews

Pros: 1) High level MMA figures involved 2) Decent production value 3) Variety, old to new MMA, amateur to top tier

Cons: 1) Pro UFC and almost exclusively about America 2) Biased against Japan. Completely ignores their significant role in the rise of MMA and a ridiculous characterization of legendary Japanese PRIDE and K-1 promotions as "infamous" 3) Unnecessary small segment with extreme injuries. MMA is a brutal sport but those kind of bone fractures and cuts are extremely rare 4) A bit dated. Can't fault the creators too much about it because films take 1-2 years to be released but the footage ends roughly two years ago which in the world of MMA is a lot 5) Somewhat too ambitious trying to cover the history, the current state, various personal story lines and more fringe topics like injuries

My recommendations 1) Casual person with zero relation to combat sports: Probably won't like it 2) Casual person with some relation to combat sports (someone who's trained one of the disciplines, someone who watches a bit of MMA or boxing): Worth a shot 3) MMA fan who's watched big events for some years: Will probably enjoy it as it's a quick tour through history and explores less talked aspects of MMA like training, mentality, injuries etc. 4) Hardcore fan who has watched many events for many years: Worth a watch. A lot of what is shown will already be known but there are a few interesting segments of important MMA figures like Gary Goodridge.


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