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The Hurt Business to be Released in September



They’re known as the baddest men and women on the planet. They train for countless hours, put their personal lives on hold and sacrifice their bodies all for the love of mixed martial arts. This September, decorated producer and director Vlad Yudin takes a deeper look into the lives of the biggest names in professional mixed martial arts in the documentary, “The Hurt Business”.

Starting early last year, Yudin and his team spent countless hours interviewing some of the biggest names in MMA including rising stars like Bellator’s Michael Chandler to retired legends like UFC’s George Saint Pierre and Chuck Ledell.

More notably after the bumps they both recently encountered in their dominating careers, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and current UFC Interim Light-Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones allowed some of their most private moments to be captured for the highly-anticipated documentary, including the moments around Jones’ hit-and-run accident in April of 2015 and the time leading up to Rousey’s final days as champion.

Yudin, known for his work on the ground-breaking documentary of the inside world of body building in “Generation Iron”, wanted viewers to see the other side of mixed martial arts, the side we don’t see in the octagon. “MMA is such a huge sport, it is a dominant sport obviously and probably one of the biggest sports right now, and yet as fans and as people who watch the sport, we don’t know too much as to what goes in the inner side of it. We don’t know too much about the personalities, what it’s really like to be an MMA fighter.  I just wanted to bring that to the light and I wanted people to have an in-depth look, a behind the scenes look, of what’s really happening with these guys.”

With over 100,000 views on YouTube since its launch less than a month ago, the captivating trailer shows recognizable faces such as Sara McMann, Tito Ortiz, Ian McCall and Rashad Evans discussing the mental and physical hardships of working in the “hurt business”.

The film also includes in-depth interviews with the political figures involved with the long awaited legalization of MMA in New York State, which passed in March, after battling through controversial lines for years.

“The Hurt Business” will be released this September in selected theaters nationwide. Click on the link to check out the trailer teaser: httpss://

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Kristine is a Managing Editor for as well as UFC/MMA Lead Writer. She also hosts a column known as Fighting Words.
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