The documentary The Hurt Business promises to ruffle some feathers as it’s written and directed by Vlad Yudin of Generation Iron and produced by people who have rocked the documentary world before – with Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine.
The Hurt Business wants to gain deep insight into the personal lives, training and long term damage many of the fighters have suffered. The movie desires to contrast the damage with the fame and success achieved by being a household name. We can all assume the road to recognition and cultural acceptance comes at a very steep price for the fighters that deal with pain on a daily bases.
Rousey is shown in the featured clip saying:
“These girls, they’re not just going there trying to win. They’re trying to maim me.
“They want to be the one that, maybe they didn’t beat me, but they gave me a big enough gash on my face where I wouldn’t be able to work in Hollywood.
“It just puts more pressure on me to be as perfect a fighter as possible and it makes it so much more important for me as it is to them. That’s why I train so much harder than they ever possible could. It’s not a bad thing to be scared. It’s a bad thing to doubt. I’m full of fear, but without any doubts.”
The imdb summary: 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.
The movie will feature Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey Holly Holm, Georges St-Pierre, Urijah Faber, Bas Rutten and others. The release is set for Septemeber. You can watch the available clips below:
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