Watch: Teaser Trailer for New MMA Documentary 'The Hurt Business'

July 11, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Hurt Business Trailer

"Is it worth it to sacrifice one's mind and body for sport?" The first teaser trailer has debuted online for a documentary called The Hurt Business, from director Vlad Yudin (of Generation Iron), taking a look at MMA and the superstars of mixed martial arts. It's narrated by Kevin Costner and profiles the lives of a couple of major competitors, including Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones. The descriptions says it discusses the theme of injuries "both mental and physical" within MMA, and it also looks at just how dedicated these athletes are to this popular sport. Other great MMA docs include The Smashing Machine, Rickson Gracie: Choke, and Like Water about fighter Anderson Silva. Even if you're not a fan of MMA, this is worth a look.

Here's the first trailer for Vlad Yudin's documentary The Hurt Business, direct from YouTube:

The Hurt Business Poster

From the producers of Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Generation Iron, The Hurt Business details the lives of various martial arts superstars, including Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones, competing in the fastest growing sport in the world and the struggles and triumphs that accompany all careers in cage fighting. Besides featuring both legends, such as Georges St-Pierre, and up-and-comers in the sport the film covers the history of mixed martial arts fighting, from the coliseums of ancient Greece to modern day venues such as the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, all expertly narrated by Kevin Costner. The Hurt Business is directed by filmmaker Vlad Yudin, of the documentary Generation Iron previously and other doc work. No official release date has been set yet. For more info on the film, visit their Facebook page. Thoughts on this?

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments


Serious respect for these athletes. I was once a nonbeliever, but after many hundreds of episodes of The JRE, I am now a true believer. That said, I kind of expect Liev Schreiber to narrate all sports docs since I started watching them on HBO.

DAVIDPD on Jul 11, 2016


Big fan of UFC and the Joe Rogan Experience myself, can't get enough. This documentary looks worth watching due to the number of stars such as Georges St-Pierre, Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell discussing the sport behind the scenes.

Internapse on Jul 12, 2016

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