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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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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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A quick glimpse of MMA
9 February 2017 | by dunnypopSee all my reviews

The Hurt Business is a strange documentary as it starts off with very small glimpse into many many MMA fighters lives. Perhaps too many fighters lives. Right off the bat you get a glimpse into Jon Jones, Sara McMann, Rachid Evans and a few other fighters lives. Throughout the movie, there are some interview clips from current and retired fighters including Ronda Rousey, Angela Lee, Michelle Waterson, Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Ken Shamrock, etc....

From there, they give you a quick glimpse on the history of MMA and how it started. Then they discuss amateur illegal fighter circuit and the bigger stage. It gives you a glimpse on what happens after you fight including trying to make ends meat and dealing with depression and CTE. They give a second into weight cutting. They briefly talk about the Jones vs. Cormier thing. They talk about Jones eye pokes. Why it was illegal in New York, etc...

I don't think this documentary makes an argument for or against MMA. It's not as compelling as other documentaries like Fighting for a Generation which talks about the history of the UFC. It also isn't as detailed or as compelling as the UFC Countdowns and feels like the UFC Embedded in terms of details of the fighters but all mashed up together.


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