MMA at the Movies: “Driven”

Posted: September 14, 2010 in Marketing, PR, UFC

Not too long ago, I wrote about how horrific Hollywood MMA movies are.  Well, my stance on this hasn’t changed.  However, there are some great documentaries out there that will give you a better appreciation for the sport, and for the hard work these athletes put in to achieve their dreams of being a champion.

Late last week I saw the above trailer for “Driven” a documentary following former UFC champion Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver and I can’t wait to see it when it comes out.  The last documentary that really caught my eye like this was the 2002/03 HBO documentary titled “The Smashing Machine” which dealt with the life and career of Mark Kerr.  Kerr “The Smashing Machine,” himself, was an American champion collegiate wrestler and a former World Vale Tudo Championship tournament winner, a two-time UFC heavyweight tournament winner, and a PRIDE Grand Prix competitor.

The documentary followed Kerr’s addiction to painkillers and the “no holds barred” aspect of early mixed martial arts competition. MMA stars Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, and Kevin Randleman have brief appearances.  The documentary also followed the ‘tail end’ of the career of Mark “The Hammer” Coleman who was making a “last” effort to win the Pride heavyweight Grand Prix tournament.

For a list of other documentaries – and in some cases free downloads – check out this site: MMA documentaries.com. Some documentaries I’d like to review are The Matt Hughes story, BJ Penn 90 Days and Warrior Nation.  Any recommendations for other MMA documentaries?

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  1. […] quite the MMA documentary I asked for, but I’ll take it.  Sometimes on a Friday, you just need a laugh. Thank you Funny or […]

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