Badass Showdown

Synopsis: Uber MMA fighter manager Ivy Reed (B-movie action star of the '80s and '90s Cynthia Rothrock) is unique as a woman in a male-dominated field, using a special formula to find her champion fighters. Though her trainer Jimmy doesn't see eye to eye with her, he nevertheless works with her latest crop of "auditionees," Dustin, Connor, Tyler, Hunter and Mason, to see which will have the career making boost of being managed by Ivy.
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): David DeCoteau
76 min

I manage fighters in

mixed martial arts matches

all over the world. I'm great at

it; not great for a

woman by the way, I'm

great at it legit. My fighters

make a lot of money and

they win championships.

Best trainers in the world

at my disposal... no, I have

a knack for finding the

fighters with heart and

more importantly with

brains. Most managers

think the fight game is

checkers; but I know it's all

chess. You have to be 10

moves ahead before the

match even starts. Simple

as that... People don't

know what to expect from

me, or my fighters, ever...

and it's just the way I like it.

Ha. Ha...

Ha. Ha...

Is this Ivy's place? I have a

recruitment letter... said to

come here... I'm Connor...

Um... am I... in the

right place?

You're early.

Oh... Umm... I can come

back I guess...

Your room is upstairs.

Just... Excuse me...

Hey, Sorry about the bag... I

didn't know what to expect

this weekend... my

girlfriend is always saying

pack more than she does...

You room's upstairs.

Oh... cool... Well,

thanks for your help man...

Hey, here for tryouts...

I'm in the right place, aren't


I'm not looking for trouble.

You're early.

Don't think so... sorry if I

caused you any problem.

I'm Just excited for the

opportunity, you know.

I'm Mason, by the way.

Your room is upstairs.

Thanks, man... really

appreciate it.

What's your name?


Jimmy, That's really cool,

You a trainer here, cause I

can tell, you got a lot of

fighting experience, I

really can.

Awesome... look

forward to working

with you...

Is this the place I'm

supposed to go to?

You're early.


Your room is upstairs.


I'm Dustin.

You're early.

Ya well, Early bird gets the

worm, right?

Room is ready upstairs.

Alright, Thanks.

You the butler.



You're late.


Do I have a room? Or do I

have problem?

Your room's upstairs.


Come in!

So, they all made it.



Not very impressive.

They're all impressive, Jimmy.

It says so right here.

They're all pearls... I want


You still don't know what I'm

talking about, do you?

You see things your way,

I see them mine.

I respect you, you know that.

I wouldn't have hired

you otherwise.

I guess.

And you needed the money, as I

recall. You know that

injury like yours...

I know the story, Ivy, I've

done this dance with you

before. Just get to it.

Sorry, Jimmy. I know it's a sore


I watched them come in on

the closed circuit.

Tell me what you think about

them as fighters.

Ha... Ha...


...He's all about defense and

counters and looking

for his shot. Not very


but he's cagey, Some times

even surprising...

Not sure if he has an

instinct though...

You're right about that.

He's an over thinker. Not a

lot of confidence...

I'll have to see if he has

any we can mine.

Mason is a decent all-

round fighter. He's had

some interest from other

promoters, but he always

manages to screw it up.

Yeah, he's a glad-hander,

he plays people because

he's selfish... which isn't

necessarily a bad trait.

Tyler can take a lot of

punishment, nothing

seems to phase him and

he's strong.

He's hard to beat.

True... but I need someone

with an edge, not someone

whose skull is full of scar

tissue and tapioca.

These are the top MMA

prospects in the nation,

probably the world. There

are promoters who would

kill to have any one of

these guys.

Ah, but you keep forgetting

I'm not any promoter.

I know, Ivy, I'm just saying

you could make millions

with any one of these guys.

I know I could.

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