Straight up, this DVD is not for people who are adversely affected by the sight of human faces audibly and visibly smashed in by really scary 400 lb punches (Kerr's) , vicious knees and elbows to the head, and blood-spattered mats.
The fact that people like watching this kind of thing attests to the fact that we are not evolutionarily too distant from the patrons of gladiator sports in roman times.And gladiatorial this certainly is.
Kerr is quite a revelation, for someone so merciless in the ring. He shows a disarmingly vulnerable aspect of himself with his relationship and substance abuse problems. He admits to being physically sick from anxiety before his first MMA-Mixed Martial Arts-contest. Therefore he turns to painkillers, et al to allay his constant anxiety, finally turning addict. He talks about how alive , in-the-moment and spiritual this mode of combat makes him feel. His combination of tremendous physical strength, high pain threshold, skilfull takedowns, heavy punching, and great flexibility - all point to a fantastic genetic soup. Looking at him in action, I wondered if there could be any other activity at which he so excelled. For Kerr, this is his "bliss"...and there are enough of these creatures around to have an actual, sponsored sport! (...)
I guess, for those who dare, there can be no physical high greater than a full-contact bout. The documentary is great, but Kerr is not my favourite fighter. That would be Don "The Predator" Frye. From the non-violent styles, I love Royce Gracie's amazing victories. Check them out if you haven't already.