Over the last decade, Mixed Martial Arts has evolved from a controversial no-holds-barred gladiatorial sideshow into a billion dollar sport. In the same amount of time, MMA has eclipsed boxing as the dominant combat sport in the world. Proof of MMA's meteoric rise is visible on a regular basis, with events appearing on record selling pay-per-views and now network television.
But far from the big lights, fighters throughout the country perform in sweat-soaked gyms and small venue arenas. All hungry and full of big dreams, they are driven by the mythic belief that an ordinary man can transform into a champion.
Filmed over two years, FIGHTVILLE takes us to Southern Louisiana, to witness firsthand the journey of a group of young athletes (including breakout UFC star Justin Poirier) as they strive towards personal and professional greatness.
FIGHTVILLE is a microcosm of life, where fighters compete not just because its their life's purpose and source of spiritual fulfillment, but for their livelihood. Its a physical manifestation of the American Dream and the relentless dedication required of all who hope to attain it.