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The MMA Depressed-us: More movie madness w/ Never Surrender

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Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie have returned to watch more of the best of the worst of MMA. This time around featuring the 2009 direct to video masterpiece, Never Surrender.

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MMA is the gift that keeps on giving. Even when there aren’t any events going, the rich tapestry that makes up this sport’s impact on popular culture is filled with a wonderful diversity of treasures. Not only are there amazing events, but music, literature, and yes, even films. One such masterpiece of mixed martial movies (if you’ll pardon the pun) is an wonderful 2009 effort from amateur director, writer, and actor Hector Echavarria.

A former kickboxer and actor from Argentina, Echavarria has brought his artistic vision to the screen seven times in his direct-to-video career. Never Surrender is his first effort, seemingly fueled by his own actual life story and featuring a wealth of famous UFC talent. From BJ Penn and Georges St-Pierre all the way to Anderson Silva. So, rent the YouTube version, like we did, sit back relax, and enjoy... it’s one hell of a ride.

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