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  • [HEAVY PANTS, THUDS]

  • -To embody compassion, you must change and transform the

  • negative emotional reactions.

  • -Ho!

  • [GRUNTS]

  • -An electric finish.

  • -When the feeling starts to arise, that used to bring a

  • negative reaction, it brings intense clarity.

  • -On your way, Jessup.

  • -We heard them making all kind of noise.

  • We came over and beat them off, blasted them down.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • -This new land of the West was a wild, unruly territory to

  • which brave American pioneers moved.

  • Theirs was a rugged existence, for they not only had to

  • settle and build, they had to fight.

  • Might was right.

  • The best shot was the best man.

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: This place is kind of goofy.

  • There's no doubt.

  • Albuquerque is kind of a weird place, man.

  • But here, they'll pull a gun or something stupid on you.

  • It'll escalate real fast just because they're pissed at you

  • for honking a horn.

  • It's just dumb.

  • Albuquerque's a dumb place.

  • But there's good areas.

  • This area, where the gym's at, of course, is a

  • pretty shitty area.

  • [SINGING IN SPANISH]

  • -Born of necessity in this chaotic period of Westward

  • expansion, an organization was developed to combat the evil

  • forces of the time.

  • TRAVIS BROWN: We have champions here.

  • And that's something that some other camps don't have.

  • KEITH JARDINE: Travis Brown and Georges St. Pierre

  • used to drop by.

  • Jon Jones comes in.

  • The best in the world come walking through that door.

  • JON JONES: Everyone here has pretty much got a name.

  • And even the ones that don't, but will eventually.

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Travis is getting a little tricky with

  • his outside trips, man.

  • GREG JACKSON: Nice flowing, Jon Jones.

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Good Jon.

  • Link, link, link.

  • At this point, they get together, they try to out

  • creativity each other, yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Screwing around.

  • That's it, Jon, J.J., man.

  • JON JONES: Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, they're great

  • coaches, man, great chemistry, in the room at all times.

  • These guys have know each other since they were really

  • young and brought up this program.

  • They're real brilliant in their own respective ways.

  • Mike Winkeljohn is definitely more of a grinder.

  • He's big on repetition and just doing physical work.

  • And I think Greg is more of a believer of the mentor

  • approach, being really good with sports

  • psychology and jujitsu.

  • But they both know their tactics, for sure.

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Don't forget the fakes and faints, Andrei.

  • Yeah, baby.

  • Take the lead, now, Andrei.

  • GREG JACKSON: Nice switch, hook, and an exit.

  • Excellent job, Andrei.

  • And exit again.

  • Highs, high.

  • All right, Cody.

  • You're doing spinning back kicks, huh?

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Shit, Cody.

  • GREG JACKSON: All right.

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Jab.

  • GREG JACKSON: And exit jabs, all right, Andrei Arlovsky.

  • Jesus Christ.

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Well, I met Gregg--

  • I don't know if he was all 17-- probably 18 years old.

  • He was living in the back of this little, itsy-bitsy dojo,

  • definitely in poverty, way beyond his years in his

  • knowledge of the fight game.

  • But he was able to kick for some things.

  • And I was amazed that this young guy, who was

  • self-taught, had done this.

  • Then just started.

  • We just started rolling almost every day together and putting

  • this together.

  • GREG JACKSON: Hey Trav, one more with Andrei.

  • [BEEP]

  • Yeah?

  • He's tired.

  • Andrei's tired.

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Pretend you're Tom.

  • Pretend you're Tom.

  • [MOVIE SOUND EFFECTS, MUSIC]

  • [TECHNO MUSIC]

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Big decision, do that, you

  • win the fight, Andrei.

  • Right there, you're going to get your ass kicked.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • ISRAEL MARTINEZ: I train all the guys here.

  • But this kid right here, his name's Hunter.

  • Hunter is going to be a stud, this young guy.

  • He just turned pro, a little bit ago.

  • And I'll tell you, this kid, he's the future of the gym.

  • HUNTER TUCKER: I came, and I didn't know what

  • to expect at all.

  • I didn't know if I was going to get the tar beat out of me

  • the first day or what.

  • Almost from like day one, it just felt right.

  • There's kind of a manly vibe.

  • And everybody beats the tar out of each other, but we make

  • fun of each other and have a good time.

  • And so I love it.

  • In MMA, people come from all different walks of life, so

  • just them choosing to be an MMA fighter is just a little,

  • bitty piece of the puzzle.

  • And then what they do with their other

  • time could be anything.

  • ERIK PEREZ: This is music.

  • [MARIACHI MUSIC PLAYING]

  • ISRAEL MARTINEZ: Now that you're

  • famous, it's your music.

  • No one else's music around here, Goyo.

  • ISRAEL MARTINEZ: Goyo, [SPANISH], If I don't turn my

  • body, I have no strength here.

  • So here, I'm going to load him, here.

  • Look at that.

  • Goyo, like a clock.

  • ISRAEL MARTINEZ: Yes.

  • ISRAEL MARTINEZ: All right, I like [INAUDIBLE].

  • Guys, one more time, Goyo's fucking famous.

  • [CLAPPING]

  • HOLLY HOLM: And they say it's like a big family, but I mean,

  • you see these people daily, more than your family.

  • I just had a rematch with a girl.

  • She knocked me out in December.

  • And then I avenged my loss, just this June.

  • But after the knock-out, everybody outside of the gym's

  • like, so are you going to retire?

  • And no way.

  • Because when I come here, and it's like I feel normal.

  • KEITH JARDINE: I'm not a fighter.

  • I'm not a full-time fighter.

  • You can't live that way.

  • You can't be a full-time fighter, because you live and

  • die by how your fights go and by how your training goes.

  • I'm a real fighter for two to four hours a day, and the rest

  • of the day, you're a normal person.

  • We have our dark side.

  • And we're lucky enough where I can get out here in fights.

  • LANDON VANNATA: I'm at peace with myself, when I'm out

  • there fighting.

  • And afterwards I'm just extremely happy.

  • I mean there's really not too many feelings better in the

  • world than winning a fight.

  • MIKE WINKELJOHN: Nice, Landon.

  • Get your hands up.

  • Beautiful.

  • Yeah.

  • That's it, Landon.

  • RAN WEATHERS: Should I do some push-ups real fast?

  • Can we just get the?

  • Yeah, man.

  • I care about this shoot, you guys.

  • -It's the most push-ups I'll ever see this man do.

  • RAN WEATHERS: Yeah, ever.

  • -He's tripled his record right here.

  • RAN WEATHERS: [LAUGHS]

  • I've been here four years, man, and that's crazy.

  • I never lived anywhere in my life for four

  • years, ever, ever.

  • Whoo, so what's up?

  • HUNTER TUCKER: Ran's been here a while.

  • But it wouldn't be the same without him, man.

  • He goes home every once in a while.

  • And we're just like, why is the gym so quiet?