ESPN Trailer “Chuck and Tito” 30 for 30 Documentary
If you are even remotely interested in MMA this is a must see documentary by ESPN’s 30 for 30. Documenting the beginning of the UFC to present day we see the origins of MMA, the rise and fall of champions, and how Dana White used two fighters to build the brand.
“One was a kick-boxer, the other a wrestler. One looked like he’d been in a few too many fights, the other could have stepped off a movie poster. They were Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, “frenemies” from SoCal who brought millions of fans to mixed martial arts and supercharged the UFC. In this brutally honest 30 for 30 documentary, director Micah Brown recaptures their glory days while chronicling MMA’s unlikely history and success.”
“The memorable characters could fill an Octagon: UFC President Dana White, fighters Ken Shamrock and Randy Couture, the UFC Commentator Joe Rogan. But the story really belongs to the Ice Man and the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, whose second fight for the light heavyweight championship at UFC 66 in Las Vegas on December 30, 2006, marked the sport’s entry into mainstream culture.”
““As individuals, Chuck and Tito each took turns being the face of the UFC,” said director Micah Brown. “As rivals, they were the most lucrative matchup in MMA history at that time. This film is important not only to celebrate their tremendous careers, but also to explore the psychology behind why fighters fight, and how those contrasting perspectives impacted them as individuals. And, more than that, ‘Chuck & Tito’ is about identity, friendship, and the cost of chasing your dream.”
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