Please sign in with your TV Provider to unlock this episode.

Unrivaled: Joe Warren

Go inside the training camp and mind of Joe Warren as the former champion prepares for another shot at Bellator gold in Unrivaled: Joe Warren.

- [bellows]

male narrator:FROM THE VERY START,

JOE WARREN BELIEVEDANYTHING WAS POSSIBLE.

- 'CAUSE I'M THE BADDESTMOTHER[bleep] IN THE WORLD.

NO ONE CAN BEAT ME.

- IN COMBAT SPORTS,PERIOD,

NO ONE HAS MORE HEARTTHAN JOE.

HE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKESTO WIN.

HE DON'T PLAY.

- I'M A KILLER, MAN.

YOU DON'T WANT TO BEIN A CAGE WITH ME,

AND IF I'M MOVING MY FEET,YOU'RE DEAD.

SO IF YOU'RE 135,I'D BE MOVING

OUT OF THE COUNTRYOR CHANGING WEIGHTS FAST.

- MY FIRST IMPRESSIONOF JOE WARREN IS,

"THIS GUY IS CRAZY."

- WE GET DOWN TO WEIGH-INSAND WE GO FACE-TO-FACE

AND I JUST SNAPPEDAND I SAID,

"I'MA RIP YOUR HEART OUTAND EAT IT."

- SOMETHING CLICKSAND, YOU KNOW,

HE'S OUT THERE TO KILL SOMEBODY.

HE'S JUST THE BIGGEST MANIACI KNOW.

HE'S A WARRIOR.

- THIS IS HIS LAST REAL SHOT

TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON A BIG SCALEIN A BIG PROMOTION,

SO IT'S A TITLE OR NOTHINGFOR JOE WARREN.

- "IS YOUR CLOCK TICKING?"

PEOPLE SAY THAT,OR "IS YOUR TIME UP?"

AND I'VE NEVER BEEN HURT.

I'VE NEVER HAD SURGERY.

I'M A FRICKING KILLER.

- IF WARREN CAN WINTHIS TOURNAMENT

AND COULD BEATEDUARDO DANTAS,

IT WOULD BE THE FIRST GUYIN BELLATOR HISTORY

TO HOLD WORLD TITLES IN TWODIFFERENT WEIGHT DIVISIONS.

AND IF JOE WARRENCAN ACCOMPLISH THAT,

IT'S AN EPIC ACCOMPLISHMENT.

- I MEAN, IF YOU WANT TO CALL METHE ROCKY OF MMA,

I'LL TAKE THAT AND RUN WITH IT.

I'D RATHER DIE THAN LOSE.

[bellows]

[ominous rock music]

narrator: AT 36,JOE WARREN IS PREPARING

FOR WHAT MAY BE HIS LAST SHOTAT BELLATOR HISTORY.

IT'S A JOURNEY THAT BEGANAT THE LOWEST POINT

IN HIS CAREER.

- HE WAS OUT.OUT, OUT, OUT.

- THE CURRAN FIGHT, YEAH,I LOST MY BELT THAT FIGHT.

YOU KNOW, I WAS KNOCKED OUT.

I DON'T LOSE THAT MUCH,SO WHEN I DO LOSE,

IT TAKES A PIECE OF ME AWAY.

IT RIPS A PIECEOF THIS HEART OUT.

narrator: WARREN'S DRAMATIC LOSSAT THE HANDS OF PAT CURRAN

REVEALED A FIGHTERRELYING MAINLY ON HIS WRESTLING

AND A HUGE HEART.

- HIS GUTS AND HIS HEARTHAVE TAKEN HIM SO MUCH FARTHER

THAN HIS SKILL SETEVER WOULD HAVE TAKEN HIM.

IT'S REALLY AMAZING.

- THE ONLY THINGI KNOW HOW TO DO

IS BITE DOWN ON MY MOUTH SHIELDAND GET THE JOB DONE.

THAT'S IT.

- HE KNEW NOTHINGABOUT JUJITSU.

HE KNEW NOTHINGABOUT SUBMISSION FIGHTING.

HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT STAND UP.NO MUAY THAI.

NO CLINCH GAME.

HE HAD WRESTLINGAT A WORLD-CLASS LEVEL.

narrator: AND IT WAS JOE'SWORLD-CLASS WRESTLING

THAT DOMINATED THE 2010 BELLATORFEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT--

THE ROUTE TO HIMWINNING THE BELT--

PROVING HE BELONGEDAT THE TOP OF THE SPORT.

- JOE'S WRESTLINGIS SO GOOD

THAT HE WAS ABLETO BREAK THESE GUYS

AND BEAT THIS GUYSJUST ON PURE WRESTLING ALONE.

- I'VE SEEN JOE GO WITH SOMEOF THE BEST IN THE WORLD.

I'VE SEEN HIMTOSS THESE GUYS AROUND

LIKE IT WAS NOTHING.

HIS SKILL LEVEL THEREAMONGST THE TOP OF THE TOP.

narrator: WARREN'S PREMIERWRESTLING SKILLS COUPLED

WITH AN INCREDIBLE PRE-FIGHTSELF-MOTIVATING TECHNIQUE

HAS POWERED HIMTHROUGHOUT HIS CAREER.

- WILL YOU [bleep]GET AWAY, KID?

narrator:IT IS A DEEP INTERNAL PROCESS

THAT MAKES HIM BELIEVEHE IS UNBEATABLE.

- KID'S GOT TO BE A [bleep].

- JOE WARREN'SINTERNAL MONOLOGUE PRE-FIGHT

IS LIKE HE'S GOTA VINCE LOMBARDI

THAT LIVES IN HIS OWN HEADSHOUTING AT HIMSELF.

- 'CAUSE I'M THE BADDESTMOTHER[bleep] IN THE WORLD.

NO ONE CAN BEAT ME.

- HE GETS HIMSELFMORE INTENSE

AND MORE HYPEDAND MORE FOCUSED FOR A FIGHT

THAN ANY GUY I'VE EVER SEEN.

- JOE WARREN LITERALLYSTARTS TWITCHING.

I COULDN'T BELIEVEWHAT I WAS SEEING.

IT WAS LIKE HE GOING THROUGH,LIKE, AN EPILEPTIC FIT

OR SOMETHING.

narrator: JOE'S INCREDIBLEHULK-LIKE TRANSFORMATION

TOOK HIS CORNERMANSCOTT JORGENSEN BY SURPRISE

IN HIS FIRST BELLATOR FIGHTAGAINST ERIC MARRIOTT.

- THIS WAS MY FIRST EXPERIENCEWATCHING JOE WARM UP.

AND ERIC MARRIOTTHAD RUN BY US,

AND JOE STARTED SCREAMINGAT THIS GUY.

HE WAS GONNA [bleep] KILL HIM.

LIKE, "YOU'RE A DEAD MAN,"

SCREAMING NOT JUST ONCE.

HE COMES BACK DOWNAND JOE'S STILL JUST SCREAMING,

"I'M GONNA [bleep] KILL YOU.

YOU'RE A DEAD MAN,"

AS HE WALKS TO THE CAGE.

- THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENTJOE WARRENS.

THE FAMILY JOE.

MY KIDS, MY WIFE--I'LL DO ANYTHING FOR THEM.

BUT THEN WHEN IT COMESTO COMPETITION TIME JOE,

I'M ABOUT TO WALK IN THE CAGEWITH ANOTHER MAN

THAT WANTS TO KILL ME.

UH, YEAH,YOU GOT TO TURN A SWITCH.

I'M THE BADDEST MANON THE PLANET.

NOBODY CAN TOUCH ME.

I SAY IT SO MAN TIMESTHAT I START TINGLING.

THEN I START BELIEVING IT.

I BRAINWASHED MYSELFINTO WINNING A FIGHT.

WHOO!

narrator:WARREN'S MOTIVATIONAL APPROACH

AND HIS BITE DOWN,THROW DOWN MENTALITY

ARE STILL KEY COMPONENTSIN HIS ARSENAL.

YET AT 36, HE WANTSA SECOND BELLATOR TITLE

AND KNOWS HIS STYLEMUST EVOLVE.

THAT MEANS EXECUTING HISFIRST EVER FORMAL FIGHT CAMP

AHEAD OF HIS SEPTEMBER 7THBANTAMWEIGHT MATCHUP

AGAINST NICK KIRK.

- LET'S GO, JOE.

- I TALK ABOUT THIS BEINGMY FIRST REAL CAMP.

I STARTED FIGHTINGWITHOUT HAVING TRAINING

AND THEN FOUGHT SO MANY MONTHSIN A ROW,

I REALLY DIDN'T HAVE CAMPS.

I WAS JUSTTRYING TO LEARN TO FIGHT.

- THE GAME PLANFOR THIS TRAINING CAMP

IS TO PUT A REAL COMPREHENSIVETRAINING CAMP TOGETHER--

USE THE RELATIONSHIPSTHAT WE'VE BUILT AS A TEAM

TO MAKE JOE A BETTER FIGHTER.

narrator: TEAM WARREN'STRAINING ITINERARY THIS SUMMER

TOOK THEM FROM THEIR HOME BASEIN COLORADO

TO LAS VEGASTO WORK WITH JEFF MAYWEATHER

AND RANDY COUTURE.

ON TO ALBUQUERQUEFOR MAT TIME WITH GREG JACKSON,

MMA'S GREATEST TACTICIAN,

AND FOR A DOSEOF HIGH ALTITUDE TRAINING.

- JOE REALLY NEEDSTO WORK ON MOVING.

HE NEEDS TO WORKON MOVING HIS FEET,

ON MOVING HIS HEAD,UNDERSTANDING ANGLES,

UNDERSTANDTHE NUANCES OF RHYTHM,

UNDERSTAND HOW TO SET THINGS UP,

AND THEN UNDERSTANDHOW TO COMPLETE.

- IT'S ALL ABOUTNOT TAKING SO MUCH DAMAGE

AND LEARNING TO DO THE STAND UP.

THAT'S THE ONE PARTOF THIS SPORT

THAT I HAVETHE HARDEST TIME WITH.

- HE WANTS TO GET BACK.

HE'S DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY.

HE'S GONNA DO ITWITH A TEAM AROUND HIM

IN A STRUCTURED CAMP

TO GET BACK TO THAT BELT.

- THERE YOU GO.THAT'S IT.

- I THINK WE'RE GONNA SEEPEOPLE GETTING SMASHED

AND THROWN ON THEIR HEADSBY JOE WARREN.

KNOWING JOE,WE'RE GONNA SEE A FEW SLAMS

AND JUST VICIOUSGROUND-AND-POUND.

- RAINING DOWN THE SHOTS!

- I THINK WE'RE IN A POSITIONTO SEE A NEW JOE WARREN

GETTING SOMEHIGH LEVEL COACHING NOW

IN A HIGH LEVEL CAMPTO REALLY KIND OF EXPAND

ON THAT ATHLETIC ABILITYTHAT HE HAS

AND CHANNEL HIS WRESTLINGABILITIES INTO WINNING FIGHTS.

- THERE ARE TWO THEORIESIN MMA.

THERE'S THE "GOT TO BEWELL-ROUNDED

AND KNOW EVERYTHING" THEORY,

AND THERE'S THE"STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW;

IF YOU DON'T KNOW,IT'S GONNA GET YOU KNOCKED OUT."

AND THAT'S THE WAR GOING ONRIGHT NOW

IN JOE WARREN'S HEAD.

THAT'S THE DECISIONHE'S GOT TO MAKE,

AND THAT'S NOT AN EASY DECISIONTO MAKE AT 36 YEARS OLD.

CAN HE LISTEN?

CAN HE ABSORB ALL THIS,OR IS IT,

"WRESTLING GOT ME THIS FAR.WHY WOULD I LET IT GO?"

- HE DIDN'T GET THROWNIN THE DEEP END.

HE THREW HIMSELFIN THE DEEP END.

AND NOT ONLY DID HE THROWHIMSELF IN THE DEEP END,

HE DID A CANNONBALLOFF THE DIVING BOARD

INTO THE DEEP END.

- I WAS WINNINGTHE WORLD CUP,

PAN AMERICAN GAMES,WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS,

SEVERAL U.S. OPENS.

[cheers and applause]

I WAS THE BADDEST MAN, OKAY?

AND YOU COULDN'T TOUCH ME.I WAS THE GOLDEN BOY.

WE'RE GONNA MAKETHIS PUSH THIS YEAR,

GET THIS BELT,AND WE'RE FINALLY BACK AT 135,

THE WEIGHT THAT I'M THE BEST AT.

EVERYTHING'S ON THE LINEIN THIS CAMP.

narrator:WARREN'S SUMMER FIGHT CAMP

WOULD HAVE MANYNEW COMPONENTS.

HEAD COACH MARC MONTOYA

AND JOE'S BEST FRIENDAND WORKOUT PARTNER

SCOTT JORGENSEN

START THE TRAININGIN A NEW LOCATION.

- YOU'RE PROBABLY LOOKINGAT EACH OTHER AND GOING,

"WHAT THE HELL ARE WE DOINGIN VEGAS?"

THE THOUGHT ISIS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF SOME OF THE RESOURCESWE HAVE,

SOME THE RELATIONSHIPSYOU GUYS HAVE BUILT.

START YOUR CAMP OFF RIGHT

AND BASICALLYGET YOU ANOTHER BELT.

- WE'RE GONNA MAKE THIS PUSHTHIS YEAR.

GET THIS BELT,AND WE'RE FINALLY BACK AT 135,

THE WEIGHT THAT I'M THE BEST AT.

AND I BELIEVEI'M THE STRONGEST GUY

AND BADDEST MANON THE PLANET RIGHT NOW,

SO I BELIEVE THERE'S NOBODYTHAT COULD STOP ME,

SO EVERYTHING'S ON THE LINEIN THIS CAMP.

narrator: IT'S ANOTHERHOT SUMMER DAY

IN THE DESERT VALLEY,

AND COACH MONTOYA TAKES JOE AWAY

FROM THE NOISEOF THE VEGAS STRIP

FOR THEIR FIRST WORKOUTHIGH INTO THE SOLITUDE

OF THE MOUNTAINS

TO TRAIN HIS CARDIO,STAND UP, AND FOOTWORK.

- WE'RE GONNA SWITCH IT UPA LITTLE BIT.

YOU KNOW, GET OUTSIDEOF THE CONFINES OF THE GYM.

WE'RE HERETO GET SOME ROAD WORK IN,

SOME HOT WEATHER, YOU KNOW,WE'RE GONNA TAKE THE PATHS

OUTSIDE A LITTLE BIT.

narrator: JOE'S MMA STARTCAME LATE IN LIFE

AT THE AGE OF 32,

BUT THE ROOTSOF HIS FIGHTING CAREER

TAKE HIM ALL THE WAY BACKTO HIS CHILDHOOD IN MICHIGAN.

- I WRESTLEDIN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN

IN GRAND RAPIDS--EAST KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL.

THAT'S WHEN I REALLY FIGURED OUT

HOW STRONG MY MIND WAS,YOU KNOW?

I WAS ABLE TO CONTROL IT.

I STARTED WINNING.

AND ONCE I FIGURED IT OUT,YOU KNOW, STATE CHAMPION,

BROKE NATIONALTAKEDOWN RECORDS,

GOT TO SCHOLARSHIPTO UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN...

- AFTER AN ALL-AMERICAN CAREERIN ANN ARBOR,

JOE MOVED TO THE OLYMPICTRAINING CENTER

IN COLORADO SPRINGS

WHERE HE SWITCHED FROM FREESTYLETO GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING--

A MOVETHAT WOULD CHANGE HIS LIFE.

- THERE ARE SOME GUYSTHAT JUST GET IT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW ELSETO EXPLAIN IT,

'CAUSE IF YOU THINK ABOUT GRECO,IT'S BIZARRE.

HEY, YOU GOT TO TAKE A GUY DOWNAND WRESTLE HIM,

BUT NOTHING BELOW THE WAIST.

- FOR ME TO SWITCH TO GRECOAND TRY TO WIN WAS,

FOR SOME PEOPLE, THINKINGTHAT I WAS LOSING MY TALENT.

- WE DON'T HAVE THAT MANYWORLD CHAMPIONS

IN GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING.

IT'S NOT A TERRIBLY POPULARSTYLE

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

- WHEN JOE HIT THE SCENE, I WASTHERE IN CHINA--IN GUANGZHOU.

PEOPLE, LIKE, SAYING,"YEAH, THE AMERICAN?

OH, IT'S EASY.IT'S EASY."

NO ONE THOUGHTTHAT HE'D EVER DO IT.

THE WORLD COUNTED HIM OUT.

narrator: IN 2006,JOE BLEW AWAY ALL CRITICS

AND WENT FROM GOODTO THE BEST ON THE PLANET

IN THE SPORTOF GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING.

- 2006, I WONA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP--

GRECO-ROMAN 60 KILOGRAMWORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

I WAS WINNINGTHE WORLD CUP,

PAN AMERICAN GAMES,WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS,

SEVERAL U.S. OPENS...

I WAS THE BADDEST MAN, OKAY?

AND YOU COULDN'T TOUCH ME.I WAS THE GOLDEN BOY.

- FOR AN AMERICAN TO TAKE ITTO THE HIGHEST LEVEL

AND BEAT THE RUSSIANS,THE TURKS,

ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES THATTHAT'S THEIR NATIONAL SPORT

SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT THE GUY.

narrator: HIS GRECO-ROMANWRESTLING SUCCESS

ON THE WORLD STAGE PROVIDED JOEWITH IMMENSE CONFIDENCE,

A CONFIDENCE BORDERINGON BRAVADO,

AND LAUNCHED HIMINTO THE DANGEROUS GAME

OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

AND IN CLASSIC JOE WARRENFASHION,

HE WENT ALL IN.

- WELL, I GOT TO DREAM.FIRST FIGHT EVER.

- HE DIDN'T GET THROWNIN THE DEEP END.

HE THREW HIMSELFIN THE DEEP END.

AND NOT ONLY DID HE THROWHIMSELF IN THE DEEP END,

HE DID A CANNONBALLOFF THE DIVING BOARD

INTO THE DEEP END.

narrator: AT THE 2009

DREAM FEATHERWEIGHTGRAND PRIX

JOE WAS FACING THE FORMER W.E.C.CHAMPION CHASE BEEBE.

A HUGE UNDERDOG,WARREN HAD A BIG SURPRISE

IN STORE FOR HIS OPPONENT.

- WE GET DOWN TO WEIGH-INSAND WE GO FACE-TO-FACE

AND HE'S TALKING SOMETHING.

I JUST SNAPPED.I GRABBED THE MIC.

I SAID, "CHASE,THIS IS GONNA BE

A TERRIBLE DAY FOR YOUTOMORROW."

I WAS LIKE, "THIS IS GONNA BEA BLOODY DAY

"FOR THE JAPANESE PUBLIC.

I'M GONNA RIP HIS HEART OUTAND EAT IT FOR BREAKFAST."

AND HE JUST LOOKED AT MEAND HE WAS LIKE,

"WHAT THE HELLIS THIS KID DOING?"

NEXT MORNING, I WAKE UPAND THE PAPER SAYS,

"AMERICAN CANNIBALFIGHTS DREAM."

narrator: WARREN FINISHED BEEBEIN THE FIRST ROUND VIA T.K.O.,

AN UPSET,BUT IT WAS NOTHING

COMPAREDTO THE JAPANESE SUPERSTAR

WAITING FOR HIS NEXT FIGHT.

- A FEW WEEKS LATER,I GIVE HIM A CALL.

"YEAH, MO, I'M GONNA FIGHTIN JAPAN AGAIN."

I WAS LIKE, "WHO DO YOU GOT?"

"OH, 'KID' YAMAMOTO."

I WAS LIKE--I PRESSED MUTEAND I WAS LIKE, "OH, [bleep]."

THIS MOTHER[bleep] IS FIGHTING"KID" YAMAMOTO?

"YEAH, 'KID,' SOME SMALL,YOU KNOW, JAPANESE DUDE.

"EVERYONE'S AFRAID OF HIM,

BUT I DON'T GIVE A [bleep]WHO HE IS."

YAMAMOTO'S THE NUMBER ONE GUY,THE TOP DOG.

JOE GRINDS HIM OUT,GETS A SPLIT DECISION VICTORY,

AND THE LEGEND OF JOE WARRENSTARTED FROM THERE.

narrator: TWO PRO FIGHTS,TWO WINS

AGAINST INCREDIBLE ODDS.

JOE WARREN HAD HIMSELFA BIG-TIME PRO CAREER,

WHETHER HE WAS READY OR NOT.

- HE COULDN'T FATHOMTHE IDEA

OF A DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSFOR MMA.

IT DIDN'T EVEN OCCUR TO HIM,AND IF YOU HAD SUGGESTED IT,

HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVESLAPPED YOU

AND TOLD YOU HE'STHE BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET

50 TIMES IN A ROW.

- WARREN WENT TO JAPANAND DOMINATED

SOME OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD.

AND WHEN YOU COMBINE THATWITH THAT PERSONALITY,

THAT ELECTRICITY,HE BECAME AN AUTOMATIC TARGET

FOR ME TO GO OUT AND TRYTO PROACTIVELY SIGN.

- GO.

narrator: SO AFTERA FOUR-YEAR MMA CAREER

THAT INCLUDES 8 WINSAND 11 FIGHTS...

THE QUESTION THAT KEEPSCOMING TO JOE,

AT 36, WILL THE UPCOMINGBELLATOR BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

BE A NEW BEGINNINGOR THE BEGINNING OF THE END?

- IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLEFOR JOE WARREN

TO WIN THE BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE.

- HE'S GOT NEWTRAINING PARTNERS.

HE'S GOT NEW COACHES.

HE'S GOTNEW TRAINING REGIMENTS.

I KNOW FOR A FACTJOE'S GONNA GO IN THERE

AND HE'S GONNA DO DAMAGEIN THAT TOURNAMENT.

- THIS IS THE REBIRTHOF JOE WARREN,

AND IT'S GONNA BE SOMETHINGREALLY INTERESTING.

HE'S JUST NOW GETTING THE PIECESTO PLAY THE GAME.

AND BEFORE, HE WAS JUSTIN THERE GOING, "AH!"

AND JUST SORT OF WINGING IT.

NOW HE FEELS LIKEHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO,

AND THAT'S A SCARY MAN.

- A BIG KNEE!HE'S HURT!

- ONE OF THE WORST REFFING JOBSI'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE--

A FIGHTER WHO WAS SO CLEARLY OUTTHE PUNCHES WERE LEVITATING HIM.

THEY WERE THE ONESKEEPING HIM UP.

- HE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS.

HE'S TRYING TO FALL,AND HE CAN'T.

- I DON'T WANT THEMSTOPPING A FIGHT TOO FAST.

AND I TOLD THE REF,I SAID,

"LISTEN, YOU MAKE SURETHAT I'M OUT COLD."

- I THOUGHT I WAS SEEINGTHE KIND OF FIGHT

THAT FINISHED SOMEBODY'S CAREER.

- THAT IS A VICIOUS KNOCKOUT.

narrator:DAY TWO IN LAS VEGAS,

AND JOE'S NEXT STOPIS WITH AN MMA LEGEND

WHO HAS BECOME WARREN'S MENTORAND FRIEND.

RANDY COUTURE,LIKE WARREN,

STARTED HIS MMA CAREERIN HIS 30s.

THEY ALSO SHARE A STELLARGRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING PEDIGREE.

- HE'S A VETERANIN EVERYTHING HE DOES,

SO I JUST KIND OF USE HIMLIKE A MENTOR.

I ASK HIM THE QUESTIONSI CAN'T ASK OTHER PEOPLE.

HE GIVES ME A TRUE ANSWER.

- WELL, I THINK THE THINGTHAT WE'RE SEEING IN JOE

IS A TRANSITION TO BEINGA LITTLE BIT SMARTER FIGHTER.

I THINK NOW WE'RE SEEING HIMREFINE HIS TACTICS,

REFINE HIS APPROACH, ACTUALLYCOME UP WITH GAME PLANS,

AND TRY STICK TO THOSEGAME PLANS,

AND FIGHT A LITTLE SMARTER.

NOT JUST FIGHT HARD,BUT FIGHT SMARTER.

narrator: RANDY COUTURE SHARESNUGGETS OF ADVICE WITH JOE

IN PREPARATION FOR HIS UPCOMINGFIGHT AGAINST NICK KIRK

ON SEPTEMBERS 7TH.

JOE'S CHALLENGEWILL ONCE AGAIN BE

TO AVOID TAKING TOO MUCH DAMAGE,

SOMETHING HE LEARNEDTHE HARD WAY

IN A FIGHT THAT CHANGEDTHE COURSE OF HIS MMA CAREER.

- HE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS.

HE'S TRYING TO FALL,AND HE CAN'T.

- THERE ARE FIGHTSTHAT TAKE YEARS OFF YOUR CAREER.

WHEN I WAS WATCHING PAT CURRANDEMOLISH JOE WARREN,

I THOUGHT I WAS SEEINGTHE KIND OF FIGHT

THAT FINISHED SOMEBODY'S CAREER.

AT THE END,YOU'RE NOT THE SAME PERSON.

- THAT IS A VICIOUS KNOCKOUT.

- YEAH, THE PAT CURRAN FIGHTWHERE I LOST MY BELT,

YOU KNOW, I LEARNED A LOTIN THAT FIGHT.

I DON'T MOVE MY HEAD ENOUGH.

YOU KNOW, I LEARNED TO BEA LITTLE MORE HUMBLE.

AT THAT TIME,I WAS STRAIGHT WRESTLER,

AND NOW I BELIEVEI'M A MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST

AFTER THAT FIGHT.

- I'M THINKING, "WELL, HE--HE CAN DO THIS."

RIGHT UP UNTIL THE POINTWHERE HE GOT HIT IN THE JAW...

WITH A KNEE.

I JUST WAS HOLDING MY BREATHTILL IT STOPPED

SO I COULD GET IN THEREAND MAKE SURE

HE WAS TAKEN CARE OF.

- IN THE THIRD ROUND,HE WAS STILL ALL TOGETHER,

YOU KNOW,STILL IN THE FIGHT.

I JUST GOT HIS TIMING DOWNWITH A SHOT

AND LANDED A KNEERIGHT ON HIS CHIN

AND I REMEMBER HE WAS VOMITINGIN THE CAGE

AND THEY DIDN'T BRING HIM OUT.

I SAW HIM IN THE STRETCHERIN THE BACK TOO,

AND HE WAS PRETTY--PRETTY PALE.

narrator:IT IS ONE OF BELLATOR'S

MOST ICONIC FIGHTS.

THE BELT CHANGED HANDS,AND ALL ANYBODY COULD TALK ABOUT

WAS THE CONTROVERSIAL FINISH.

- I THINK THE REFEREECOULD HAVE STEPPED IN

10, 15 SECONDS EARLIER.

- ONE OF THE WORST REFFING JOBSI'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.

A FIGHTER WHO WAS SO CLEARLY OUT

AND ALMOST STANDINGBECAUSE THE PUNCHES

WERE LEVITATING HIM.

IF LEFT TO HIS OWN GRAVITY,

HE WOULD HAVE FALLEN.

- THERE COMES A POINTTHE FIGHTER

DOESN'T HAVE A CHANCE,

AND YOU NEED TO RECOGNIZE IT.

THERE WAS A POINT IN THAT FIGHTAGAINST PAT CURRAN--

JOE WARREN HAD NO CHANCE.

JOE WARREN DIDN'T KNOWHIS OWN NAME.

AND WHEN IT GETS TO THAT POINT,

YOU ARE THEREFOR THE SAFETY OF THE FIGHTER.

narrator: IT WAS A SCARY MOMENTFOR JOE AND HIS SUPPORTERS.

BUT IN WARREN'S MIND,

THIS IS HOW A TITLE HOLDERSHOULD LOSE HIS BELT,

WHEN ONE FIGHTERIS THE CLEAR WINNER.

IN A PREVIOUSLY UNTOLD STORY,

WARREN SHARESTHE BLUNT DIRECTIONS

HE GAVE TO THE REFEREEIN THE LOCKER ROOM.

- WE WERE IN A LOCKER ROOM,

HE WAS GIVING METHE INSTRUCTIONS,

MAKING SURE EVERYTHING WAS OKAY,AND I TOLD THE REF, I SAID,

"LISTEN, YOU MAKE SURE ONE OF USARE SLEEPING.

MAKE SURE ONE OF US ARE OUT."

I ACTUALLY SAID TO HIM,"MAKE SURE THAT I'M OUT COLD."

HE SHOULD HAVESTOPPED THE FIGHT,

BUT I DON'T WANT THEMSTOPPING A FIGHT TOO FAST.

narrator: THE LATE STOPPAGEWAS NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM

FOR JOE ON THIS NIGHT.

WHAT MAY HAVE ALSO CONTRIBUTEDTO THE BRUTAL BEATING

WAS THE FACT THAT WARRENWAS FIGHTING A MAN

20 TO 30 POUNDS HEAVIERIN PAT CURRAN.

- I JUST WANTED TO GET HIMTHE RIGHT WEIGHT CLASS.

THE ONLY REASONHE LOST THAT FIGHT IS SIZE.

- JOE WARREN NEVER SHOULD HAVEBEEN A FEATHERWEIGHT.

THE FACT THAT HE WONA FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

AND BEAT TOP TEN RANKED GUYSIS SHOCKING.

HE USED TO EAT BURGERSAND SHAKES THE DAY BEFORE

WE WOULD HAVE A FIGHT JUSTTO TRY TO GET UP TO 145 POUNDS.

THE GUY WALKS AROUNDAT 142, 143.

JOE SHOULD BE FIGHTING AT 35.

- JOE DEFINITELY FITSIN THE 135 DIVISION

AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK HE'SGONNA DO REALLY WELL THERE.

- I LEARNED THAT I WAS INTHE WRONG WEIGHT CLASS.

I BELIEVE ALWAYSIT DOESN'T MATTER.

YOU PUT THEM IN FRONT OF ME,I CAN BEAT YOU.

BUT, YOU KNOW, AT THAT TOP LEVELFIGHTING FOR THAT BELT,

5, 10, 20 POUNDSIS A BIG DIFFERENCE.

narrator: MOVINGTO THE BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION

HAS GIVEN WARREN'S CAREERA SENSE OF RENEWAL.

HE'S FINALLY FIGHTINGON AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD.

AND TO FURTHER BOOST HIS CHANCESFOR A SECOND TITLE,

HE'S FOUND A SECRET WEAPON.

- THAT A BOY, JOE.THAT A BOY.

YOU'RE LOOKING GOOD.YOU'RE LOOKING GOOD.

YOU'RE LOOKING GOOD.FOCUSED INTENSITY.

narrator: BOB FORSTERIS A WORLD-CLASS PHYSIOLOGIST

WHO HAS WORKEDWITH HIGH LEVEL ATHLETES

INCLUDING KOBE BRYANT,MARIA SHARAPOVA,

AND CHAEL SONNEN.

HE'S USING THE WORLD'SMOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

TO MEASURE JOE'S FITNESS

AND MAKE SURE HE'S ON TRACKFOR HIS UPCOMING FIGHT.

- THE BASIC PURPOSE OF THIS TESTIS TO FIGURE OUT

HOW BIG JOE'S ENGINE IS.

SO IF WE CAN MEASURE THE GASGOING IN AND OUT OF THE ENGINE

AND WE CAN'T LOOKUNDER THE HOOD,

WE KNOW THAT WE CANMAKE AN INFERENCE

IF HE HAS AN EIGHT CYLINDEROR A TWELVE CYLINDER ENGINE.

- I'M IN THE ELDER CLASSOF FIGHTING,

SO I NEED TO BEAS SMART AS POSSIBLE.

I NEED TO USE BOB FORSTER.

I NEED TO USE PHASE FOUREXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS.

I NEED TO TRAIN SMART.

I NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M NOTOVER-TRAINING.

I NEED TO MAKE SURETHAT I'M JUST DOING EVERYTHING

HUMANLY POSSIBLETO BE PHYSICALLY READY.

- THIS IS THE LAST ROUND NOW.YOU'RE GONNA PUSH IT NOW, JOE.

FOCUS.

YOU GOT IT. YOU GOT IT.HE'S TIRING, JOE.

YOU'RE GONNA PUSH THROUGH IT.PUSH, PUSH, PUSH, PUSH.

WE'RE GONNA GET TO YOUR MAX.

- HE'S SCREAMING IN MY EAR.I'M TRYING TO STAY FOCUSED.

- YOU GOT IT, JOE.YOU GOT IT.

COME ONE. COME ON.DON'T GIVE UP ON ME NOW, JOE.

PUSH IT!

YOU HAVE THE BANE MASK ON.YOU CAN'T BREATHE.

YOU'RE INCLINED AT FOUR.

I MEAN, IT'S TOUGH.

narrator: THE REAL BENEFITOF THIS TEST

IS THE DATA OUTPUT,

AND THENLEARNING TO USE THIS DATA

TO MAXIMIZE TRAINING.

- SO WE'RE SEEING BETTERFAT UTILIZATION,

WHICH MEANS, OF COURSE, YOU'REPRODUCING LESS LACTIC ACID.

AT HIGHER AND HIGHERHEART RATES,

YOU'RE STAYING AEROBIC,BURNING FAT,

AND NOT PRODUCING LACTIC ACID.

- YOU KNOW,WE'RE USING SCIENCE TO SAY,

"OKAY, THIS IS JOE'S BODY.

"THIS IS WHO HE ISAS A 36-YEAR-OLD ATHLETE.

THIS IS WHAT JOE NEEDS TO DO."

- YOU SEE BERNARD HOPKINSIS 40 YEARS--

45-PLUS WINNINGWORLD TITLES STILL.

IF JOE CONTINUES TO LEARN

AND CONTINUES TO STAYRELAXED AND COMFORTABLE

IN HIS SURROUNDINGSAND WITH HIS TEAM

AND HIS TRAINING,

HE'LL BE ON TOP.

narrator:RANDY COUTURE PIONEERED

THE SO-CALLED ELDER CLASSOF FIGHTERS THRIVING IN MMA

AND BELIEVES WARRENIS ON THE RIGHT PATH.

- I THINK, FORTUNATELY,AS WE GET OLDER, WE GET SMARTER.

JOE, WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER,HE JUST TRAINED HARD.

NOW I THINK HE'S NOT JUSTTRAINING HARD;

HE'S TRAINING SMART.

HE'S BECOMING A STUDENTOF THE GAME.

HE'S TAPPING INTO THE SCIENCETHAT IS ATHLETICS

THIS DAY AND AGE.

[rock music]

- YOU COULDN'T SCRIPTWHAT HAPPENED

IN THE JOE SOTO FIGHTIF YOU WRITING

THE NEXT ROCKY MOVIE.

THAT FIGHT CEMENTED JOE WARRENAS THE GUY TO WATCH,

BECAUSE HE TOOKA HELLACIOUS BEATING,

CAME BACK,AND WON BY KNOCKOUT.

- I'M LOOK AT HIM LIKETHIS IS THE FIRST TIME

I PUNCHED SOMEONEAND WATCHED HIM FALL.

I'M LIKE, "HOLY [bleep]."

WHOO!

- WHAT'S UP, MAN?WHAT'S UP WITH YOU?

- GOOD TO SEE YOU.

LET'S GET SOME WORK DONE, BABY.

narrator: THE MEMORYOF THE PAT CURRAN FIGHT

WILL ALWAYS BE WITH JOE,BUT THE CAUSES FOR THE LOSS

ARE QUICKLY BEING ERADICATEDFROM HIS FIGHT STYLE.

EVERY PRACTICE,JOE'S STAND UP GAME

GETS A LITTLE BETTER,AND ON THIS DAY IN LAS VEGAS,

TEAM WARREN CONTINUESHIS TRANSFORMATION

FROM WRESTLERTO MULTIFACETED MMA FIGHTER

WITH A VISITTO THE MAYWEATHER BOXING CLUB.

- WE'RE IN LAS VEGASAT THE MAYWEATHER BOXING GYM.

I TOLD JOE WARRENHE SHOULD STOP BUY

AND WORK ON HIS SMOOTHNESSAND HIS RHYTHM

AND JUST HIS DEFENSE.

IF YOU HAVE DEFENSE,IT'S HARD TO GET BEAT

WHEN YOU DON'T GET HIT.

- THIS IS ONE OF THE BESTBOXING GYMS IN THE WORLD.

THE TRAININGAT JEFF MAYWEATHER'S GYM

I THINK IS A GOOD THING.

IT'S SOMETHING TO SEE,"WHERE WE AT?"

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVELIGHTBULB MOMENTS.

narrator:BELLATOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

"KING MO" LAWAL ALSO STARTEDAS A COLLEGIATE WRESTLER

AND FACED CHALLENGES LEARNINGTHE MMA STAND UP GAME AS WELL.

- IN THE GYM,YOU GOT TO LEARN SOME RHYTHM...

- YOU BEEN TEACHING ME THIS?- WE STILL WORKING ON IT.

SOME RHYTHM, SOME SOUL,SOME QUICKNESS.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?SOME SLICKNESS.

SHOW ME YOUR DANCE.- TUCK YOUR ARMS.

- TUCK YOUR ARMS.

TUCK YOUR ARMS.- [laughs]

- BUT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO MOVETHESE SHOULDERS.

I'M WHITE, ALL RIGHT?I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MOVE, OKAY?

I DANCE LIKE THIS, OKAY?

THAT'S HOW I DANCE,SO WHEN I--

GET KNOCKED OUTDANCING LIKE THIS.

THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

ALL I'M WORRIED ABOUT

IS MOVING MY HEAD NOW.

- WE GONNA WORKON THE HEAD MOVEMENT,

HAND SPEED, FOOTWORK,AND BALANCE.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?- I GOT BALANCE.

JOE HAS IT ALL, BUT WE HAVETO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?HE HAS A GOOD CAMP IN COLORADO.

WE JUST GONNA HIT--HE CAME HERE TO TWEAK

A FEW THINGS,AND WE'RE GONNA GET THAT DONE.

- YUP.

narrator: BOXING LEGENDJEFF MAYWEATHER AND JOE

START WORKING.

WARREN QUICKLY STARTS ADJUSTINGTO THE MAYWEATHER WAY.

- DON'T JUMP IN.STAY RIGHT THERE.

BANG, BANG.SHIFT YOU WEIGHT.

BIG OUTSIDE.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO FIND OUTWHAT KIND OF HANDS HE HAD,

AND I COULD TELLTHAT HE REALLY DIDN'T HAVE

MUCH BOXING EXPERIENCE.

RELAX, RELAX, RELAX.

- THIS IS BOXING,WE'RE MMA FIGHTERS,

SO I FEEL A LITTLE BIT SLOWAND AWKWARD,

BUT I TAKE AS MUCH AS I CANFROM THIS CLASS

AND TRY TO JUST WORK ITINTO MY DAILY ROUTINE.

- TRANSFERRING THE WEIGHT.

THE HARDEST THING ABOUTCOMING IN HERE IS, LIKE,

JUST TO LEARN HOWTO THROW THE PUNCHES CORRECTLY,

'CAUSE A LOT OF TIMES,WE GET AWAY WITH JUST PUNCHING

AND THEN GRAPPLINGAND STUFF LIKE THAT.

BUT WITH THIS, YOU LEARNHOW TO PUNCH CORRECTLY--

PUNCH OFFICIALLY.

- TRYING TO TIGHTEN UPYOUR DEFENSE.

- [bleep].

I DON'T EVEN HAVE DEFENSE.

- DON'T WANT NO DEFENSE?- DON'T EVEN HAVE ANY.

- OKAY, I'LL TRY TO GIVE YOU

SOME EMERGENCY DEFENSERIGHT NOW.

GET THE HAND UP.- I THOUGHT THEY WERE UP.

- NO, IT WASN'T UP.IT WAS ON YOUR STOMACH.

[laughs]

LET'S GO.

AW, DON'T EVEN--YOU THROWINGTHAT HOOK, I KEEP DOING THAT.

- THESE FEET ARE USUALLYLOCKED IN THE GROUND LIKE THIS.

NOW THEY WANT ME MOVING.

SO IT'S TOUGH.IT'S TOUGH.

BUT I'M STAYING OPEN-MINDED,

'CAUSE I'M THE BADDEST MANON THE PLANET.

- DOUBLE.

JAB.

- I THINK JOE IS PICKING UPWHAT WE CAN.

YOU KNOW, YOU GET A GROUPOF GUYS THAT, LIKE,

THEY'RE OVERAT MAYWEATHER'S, YOU KNOW,

TEACHING HIM NEW THINGSAND JUST WORK WITH HIM

TO BE A MORE WELL-ROUNDEDFIGHTER.

narrator: THEY ARE WORKINGTO SHARPEN TOOLS,

ADDING TO WARREN'SGO-FOR-BROKE STYLE

THAT HAS BEENTHRILLING TO WATCH.

SOMETIMES LACKING IN TECHNIQUE,

YET UNDENIABLY SUCCESSFULIN 2010,

AS JOE BRAWLED HIS WAYTO THE FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

IN ONE OF THE MOST EXCITINGFIGHTS OF THE YEARS

AGAINST DEFENDING CHAMPJOE SOTO.

- THE JOE SOTO FIGHT IS ONEOF THE MOST SPECTACULARLY--

YOU COULDN'T SCRIPTWHAT HAPPENED

IN THE JOE SOTO FIGHTIF YOU WERE WRITING

THE NEXT ROCKY MOVIE.

HIM TAKING THE KIND OF BEATINGTHAT HE TOOK FROM JOE SOTO...

- ABOUT THE THREE-MINUTE MARKIN THAT FIGHT,

I WAS LIKE,"HE'S STILL STANDING."

SOTO WAS NOT GONNA KNOCK HIM OUTAT THIS POINT.

JUST GET THROUGH THE ROUND.

AT THE END OF THE FIRST ROUND,WE GET TO THE CORNER.

AND I GOT IN THERE AND I SAID,"YOU ALL RIGHT?"

- JORGENSEN LOOKS AT MEIN THE FACE AND IS LIKE,

"ARE YOU OKAY?"

I'M LIKE,"YEAH, I FEEL GOOD."

I'M LIKE, "I THINK I'M BACK."

YOU KNOW,I THINK EVERYTHING'S GOOD."

HE'S LIKE, "ALL RIGHT.

HE'S TAUNTINGTHE [bleep] OUT OF YOU."

HE'S DROPPING HIS HANDS,THROWING OVERHAND RIGHT.

- TOOK A DEEP BREATH,HE WENT BACK OUT,

AND SOTO CAME INAND JOE JUST

THREW THAT CROSS,AND IT DROPPED HIM.

- OH, MY GOD.GOOD RIGHT HAND BY WARREN.

- HIT HIM IN THE EYE.HE DROPS ON HIS BACK.

I'M LOOKING AT HIM LIKE,THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

I'VE PUNCHED SOMEONEAND WATCHED 'EM FALL.

I'M LIKE, "HOLY [bleep]."

I CHASE HIM DOWN,I'M HAMMERFISTING HIM.

AND I'M SCREAMING TO THE REF,

"HE'S OUT!HE'S OUT! HE'S OUT!"

I WANT HIM TO STOP THE FIGHTSO BAD, RIGHT?

WELL, HE COMES UPAND I CATCH HIS HEAD.

I HIT HIM WITH A MEAN KNEE,LEFT HOOK, HE GOES OUT COLD.

- AND SOTO'S OUT!- SOTO IS OUT!

THAT IS IT!

- IT WAS AWESOME, MAN.THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE TALK ABOUT.

WHY THEY DO THIS, WINNING BELTSIN FRONT OF CAMERAS.

[cheers and applause]

YOU KNOW, THAT'S A HALLMARKIN MY LIFE

AS ONE OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

narrator: JOE WARRENWAS ONCE AGAIN A CHAMPION,

AND ALSO BECAME MUST-SEE TVIN THE WORLD OF MMA.

- THAT FIGHT CEMENTED JOE WARRENAS THE GUY THE WATCH,

BECAUSE HE TOOKA HELLACIOUS BEATING,

CAME BACK,AND WON BY KNOCKOUT.

THAT LEGACY OF, "OH, YOU CANHIT THIS GUY WITH A BRICK

AND HE'LL STILL COME BACKAND HE'LL STILL WIN THE FIGHT."

HE'LL STILL TRY TO WIN NO MATTERWHAT IS HAPPENING TO HIM.

THAT REALLY CEMENTED HIM ASA FIGHTER TO WATCH IN BELLATOR.

- WHOO!

[cheers and applause]

I'M SICK, BUT I'M TELLING MYSELFI'VE GOT TO GET THIS TOGETHER.

- WE SHOULD TAKE HIMTO THE HOSPITAL

AND I SAIDAND I SENT HIM TEXT.

"I SAID WARRIORS WENT DAYSWITHOUT EATING.

GET THE [bleep] JOB DONE."

- I'M AFRAID OF LOSING,AND WHEN I GET INTO THAT CAGE

AND THAT DOOR SHUTS,IT'S VERY PERSONAL.

VERY, VERY PERSONAL.

[cheers and applause]

- I'M 36.

I BELIEVE I'M THE STRONGESTAND SMARTEST I'VE EVER BEEN,

AND I BELIEVE I'M THE BEST COACHIN THE WORLD.

I BELIEVE I'M THE BESTWRESTLER IN THE WORLD,

AND NOW IT'S ON TELEVISIONAND PEOPLE ARE SEEING IT.

- YUP, YUP.SEE THAT?

I CAN SEE HOW MUCHIS AT MY FINGERTIPS,

AND I'M SUPER EXCITEDTO TRY TO GO GET A HOLD OF IT.

narrator: EVEN WITH HIS MINDAND BODY FOCUSED DIRECTLY

ON HIS SECOND BELLATOR TITLE,

WARREN HASN'T LOST SIGHTOF A CAREER AFTER FIGHTING.

- WHOO!

narrator: SPIKE TV'S FIGHT MASTER SERIES

WAS THE PERFECT SHOWCASE

FOR WARREN'S HIGH-OCTANEPERSONALITY

AND UNMATCHED COMPETITIVENESS...

- YOU CAN DO THIS.- I CAN DO THIS.

- YOU CAN DO THIS.YOU CAN DO THIS.

TAKE IT FROM HIS ASS.

narrator: WHICH GOT HIM THINKINGBEYOND THE CAGE.

- THEY'VE ALWAYS TOLD ME

THAT THERE'S A HOME FOR MEON TELEVISION.

IT'S AWESOME, MAN.

I MEAN, I'M SITTING UP THERE

WITH THREE OF THE GREATESTMMA MINDS THERE ARE.

- WHEN WE WERE THINKINGABOUT COACHES FOR FIGHT MASTER,

JOE WARREN WAS MY NUMBER ONECHOICE FROM THE VERY START.

I JUST KNEW THAT JOE WARRENWAS GONNA JUMP OFF THE SCREEN.

- IF I GOT TO RIP MY ARMS OFFAND BITE ME WAY THROUGH A WIN,

I'M GONNA DO THAT.

BELLATOR, THEY'VE GIVEN MEOPPORTUNITIES

OUTSIDE OF FIGHTING,COLOR COMMENTATING.

- JOE, GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.

- YEAH, THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

I LOVE SITTING HERE.THIS FEELS LIKE HOME.

- EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVEBUSTED OUR ASSES FOR

IS NOW COMING TOGETHER.

IT'S A REAL ACCOMPLISHMENT--

SOMETHING THAT HE'SALWAYS WANTED TO DO SO BADLY.

narrator: WARREN'S FIRSTREAL FIGHT CAMP

HAS BENEFITED FROM POOLINGTHE COLLECTIVE MINDS

OF TOP BOXING AND MMA COACHESAROUND THE COUNTRY.

BACK AT HIS HOME GYM--FACTORY XIN ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO--

THE ENERGY HAS BEEN RAMPED UPTO A HEIGHTENED LEVEL.

- I GOT YOU.

narrator: FOCUSED ON HISUPCOMING FIGHT IN CONNECTICUT.

- MY HEAD COACH, MARC MONTOYA,YOU KNOW, I MEAN,

TO HAVE A COACH THAT'SOPEN-MINDED FOR ME TO BE ABLE

TO TRAVEL OTHER PLACESAND USE OTHER COACHES,

YOU HAVE TO BE A SPECIAL PERSON.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO GIVETHAT POWER AWAY, I CAN TELL.

BUT I TALKED TO HIM.

I SAID, "MARC, YOU KNOW,I'M A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PERSON.

"YOU KNOW, I'VE ALREADYBEEN TO THESE LEVELS.

"I UNDERSTAND WHAT I NEED,YOU KNOW?

AND WHAT I NEED IS EVERYTHINGI CAN GET MY HANDS ON."

narrator:ONE FINAL KEY INGREDIENT

JOE HAS ADDED TO THIS CAMP

IS MMA GURU GREG JACKSON,

WHICH MEANS FREQUENT TRIPSTO NEW MEXICO,

LEAVING HIS FAMILY BEHIND.

- IT'S STRESSFUL FOR JOE.

HE MISSES THE KIDSAND WANTS TO BE HOME

AND HE WANTS TO HELPAND HE FEELS GUILTY

ABOUT, YOU KNOW,HOW HARD IT IS,

BECAUSE THEY'RE THREE AND FIVERIGHT NOW

AND THEY'RE ATA VERY DIFFICULT AGE.

- I'M IN SOME TROUBLE HERE

WITH THESE TWO BADDEST KIDSON THE PLANET.

- YOU KNOW,CHRISTY'S AWESOME FOR JOE.

I ALWAYS TELL JOESHE'S THE BOSS,

AND I DON'T THINK HE WOULD BEAS TOUGH WITHOUT HER.

NOW THAT'S HE'S FIGHTING,SHE'S EVEN MORE SO,

STANDING THERE BY HIS SIDETELLING HIM

TO GIVE HIS [bleep] TOGETHERAND GO OUT THERE AND FIGHT.

- MY WIFE'S HARD-CORE, MAN.

SHE CAN SIT IN CORNEROF A FIGHT

AND NOT GET PHASED, YOU KNOW?

SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE ANYBODY

THAT CAN STAND IN FRONT OF MECAN BEAT ME.

narrator: THIS TRULY UNIQUEHUSBAND-WIFE RELATIONSHIP

PLAYED OUT IN A BOTH SERIOUSAND COMICAL WAY

BEFORE ONE OF THE GREATESTFIGHTS IN JOE'S LIFE:

THE BATTLE AGAINSTPATRICIO "PITBULL" FREIRE

IN THE SEASON TWOFEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL.

- PATRICIO "PITBULL" FIGHT,

MAN, I HAD JUST HADA BAD, BAD MORNING.

SOME FOOD POISONING.

YOU KNOW, I'M SICK,BUT I'M TELLING MYSELF,

"I'VE GOT TO GET THIS TOGETHERNO MATTER WHAT."

IT WAS A LOT OF MONEYON THE LINE.

$100,000, YOU KNOW?

- I WENT AND SAT WITH JOE'S DADAND I WAS THINKING, I'M LIKE,

"MAN, HE HASN'T GOTTENANY FOOD IN HIM

AND WE SHOULD TAKE HIMTO THE HOSPITAL,"

AND I SENT HIM A TEXT.

- YOU KNOW, AND I HEARMY PHONE BEEP,

AND SCOTT PICKS UP MY PHONE,HE STARTS LAUGHING.

HE'S, LIKE, JUST LAUGHING.

AND I'M LIKE, "WHAT?"AND I LOOK AT IT.

SHE WRITES OUT,"WARRIORS DON'T EAT.

GET THE [bleep] JOB DONE."

- I SAID, "WARRIORS WENT DAYSWITHOUT EATING.

GET THE [bleep] JOB DONE."

- YOU KNOW, AND I'M LIKE,"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"

YOU KNOW,I JUST STARTED LAUGHING.

THAT'S WHAT KIND OF WIFEMY WIFE IS, YOU KNOW?

SHE KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT THIS ISFOR ME AND OUR FAMILY

AND UNDERSTANDS THAT I AMHER WARRIOR.

SO WHAT I DID WAS,YOU KNOW, BIT DOWN

AND JUST GOT IN THAT RING.

AFTER I ALMOST GOT KILLEDIN THE FIRST ROUND,

YOU KNOW, I CAME BACKAND WON THAT GREAT FIGHT.

- HERE'S THE FIRST SHOOTOF THIS FIGHT BY JOE WARREN.

- THE BIG FOREARM SHOT.

- THERE IS THE TAKEDOWNBY WARREN.

YOUR WINNER, JOE WARREN.

- AND I PUT MYSELF KIND OFIN THE SITUATION I'M IN NOW.

narrator: AS JOE LEAVES HOMEFOR ALBUQUERQUE

AND JACKSON'S GYM...

- ALL RIGHT, GIVE DADDY A KISS.

I GOT TO GO AND TRAIN,ALL RIGHT?

I LOVE YOU GUYS.

narrator:HE STARTS TO RECALIBRATE

FROM DAD AND FAMILY LIFEBACK INTO FIGHTER MODE

AND THE GOALS AHEADWORKING WITH GREG JACKSON.

- ON THE ROAD AGAIN.

IT'S SOMEWHAT GOOD,SOMEWHAT BAD, YOU KNOW?

I'M GONNA GET THE TECHNIQUETHAT I NEED

AND THE COACHING THAT I NEEDFOR THIS FIGHT.

THAT'S THE POSITIVEPART OF IT.

THE NEGATIVE PART OF IT IS,I'M LEAVING MY TWO BABIES

AND MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE.

IT'S A LOT OF TOLL ON US,YOU KNOW?

IT TAKES A LOT OF TOLLON A FAMILY,

BUT I HAVE JUSTA GREAT SUPPORT CAST.

narrator:THE 5 1/2 HOUR DRIVE

FROM DENVER TO ALBUQUERQUEPROVIDES SOME QUIET TIME--

TIME TO THINK;

THINK ABOUT EVERYTHINGTHAT IS ON THE LINE.

- I'M AFRAID OF LOSING,YOU KNOW?

I'M AFRAID OF THE FEELINGTHAT I GET.

MY ARMS ARE ALL TINGLED UPRIGHT NOW

FROM EVEN THINKING ABOUT LOSING,YOU KNOW?

I HAVE A HARD TIME ABOUT IT,YOU KNOW?

WHEN I LOSE, IT'S LIKE SOMEONEPEELS A PIECE OF MY HEART AWAY.

YOU KNOW, I PUT SO MUCHINTO EVERY SINGLE FIGHT

AND INTO EVERY SINGLE PRACTICE

THAT WHEN I GET INTO THAT CAGEAND THAT DOOR SHUTS,

IT'S VERY PERSONAL.

VERY, VERY PERSONAL.

- WHEN JOE'S COMING DOWN,I GET REALLY HAPPY

BECAUSE THE GUY,HE'S A LOT OF FUN TO TRAIN,

BUT MOSTLY HE JUSTMAKES ME LAUGH,

LIKE, PRETTY MUCH 24-7.

- THIS FIGHT, OUR MAIN CONCERNIS TO NOT TAKE SO MUCH DAMAGE.

THAT'S WHY I'M COMING DOWNTO GREG'S GYM.

WE'RE WORKING ON TECHNIQUESLIKE HEAD MOVEMENT.

- FROM THE SECOND HE COMES IN,HE'S A WHIRLWIND OF ACTIVITY

AND MAKING SILLY JOKES,AND HE'S SELF-DEPRECATING

AND EVERYTHING I LIKEABOUT PEOPLE.

SUPER TOUGH.

- HERE WE ARE.

JACKSON'S MMA.

I'M ALL FIRED UP.

SOME HEAD WORK.

- HE'S A CHARACTER.

AND ACTUALLY, I GET REALLYEXCITED WHEN HE COMES DOWN

'CAUSE I KNOWI'M GONNA BE LAUGHING.

- GREG JACKSON HAS AN INCREDIBLECEREBRAL APPROACH

TO COACHING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

HIS ABILITY TO GET INSIDETHE MIND OF A FIGHTER

IS THE KIND OF COACHTHAT JOE WARREN NEEDS.

- THE RUN THAT WE'RE DOINGON THE SANDIA CREST

IS RIGHT AROUND 11,000 FEET.

BASICALLY, I'M PUSHING YOUTO THE POINT OF EXTREME FATIGUE.

- NICK KIRK, I'M THE BADDEST MANON THE PLANET, BABY.

YOU DON'T WANT TO BEIN THE CAGE WITH ME.

I'MA CRUSH YOU.

narrator: THE RENOWNEDJACKSON WINKELJOHN MMA GYM

IS HOME TO SOME OF THE BESTFIGHTERS IN THE WORLD

AND JOE'S FINAL TRAININGCAMP STOP OF THE SUMMER.

THE GYM'S HEAD COACHIS AS CEREBRAL

AND THOUGHTFULAS ONE WILL FIND.

- IF YOU CAN HAVE YOURSUBCONSCIOUS MIND WORKING,

YOUR CONSCIOUS MINDCAN LOOK FOR PATTERNS,

CAN LOOK FOR SETUPS,BUT YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND,

IT SHOULD BE PROCESSINGAS WELL.

SEE, I'M GOING THIS SHOULDER.NOW, WHEN YOU ADJUST TO ME...

AND I'M GOINGTO THE OTHER SHOULDER.

REALLY, WHEN YOU FIND A RHYTHM,THAT'S WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

EXTREMELY FAST PROCESSING.

IT'S FASTERTHAN YOUR CONSCIOUS.

CONSCIOUS MIND IS FREED UPTO SAY,

"OKAY, EVERY TIME I MOVE IN,THIS GUY DIPS TO THE LEFT."

AND THEN SOMETIMESWHEN YOU'RE DOING THAT RIGHT

AND YOU KNOCK SOMEBODY OUT,

YOU DON'T EVEN REMEMBERTHROWING THE SHOT.

SO THEN WHEN I ATTACK...

- GREG JACKSON'S ONE OF THE BESTGAME PLAYING GUYS

AND ONE OF THE BEST TECHNICIANSTHAT I KNOW OF.

- NO, NO, THROW A COMBO.

EXIT AFTER YOU'RE DONE.

- YOU KNOW, WE'RE FOCUSING ON,YOU KNOW, NOT TAKING DAMAGE,

FOCUSING ON MOVING MY HEAD,FOCUSING ON FIGHTING

LIKE I WRESTLED,YOU UNDERSTAND?

- AND THINK ABOUT DOING ITON AN ANGLE.

EVERYTHING THAT YOU SHOULD DOSHOULD BE A SQUISHY.

THERE YOU GO.START OFF THAT WAY.

AH, THERE YOU GO.

- YEAH, GREG JACKSON'STERMINOLOGY,

LIKE, LITTLE THINGS.

THEY WANTED ME TO SLIPTO THE RIGHT WITH MY HEAD,

AND HE USED "SQUISHY."

- JUST SQUISHY JAB.

SQUISHY JAB.- YEAH.

- BOOM, BOOM.THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH IT.

- ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, FINE.

AND FOR SOME REASON, IN MY WEIRDHEAD, IT JUST SNAPPED.

IT WAS LIKE, "OKAY, SQUISHY TOTHE RIGHT, SQUISHY TO THE LEFT."

- THERE YOU GO, 'CAUSE YOU CANDO THAT RIGHT LEAD TOO.

JUST GO IN,BOOM.

- IF I SAY "MOVE YOUR HEAD,"

HE'S BEEN HEARING THATPROBABLY

SINCE HE'S WORKEDWITH EVERYBODY.

SO COMING UPWITH A SILLY WORD,

WHICH WE CAME UPWITH "SQUISHY"--

LIKE A SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS KIND OF A DEAL--

THAT TRIGGERSSOMETHING DIFFERENT.

- SO I SQUISH,THEN GO TO THE RIGHT.

- SQUISH AND RIGHT--- IT'S NOT THE SAME TIME?

- NO, SAME TIME.SAME TIME.

BECAUSE THAT'S--

BAM, THERE IT IS.- ALL RIGHT.

WHEN HE'S IN THE CORNERWITH MARC,

THEY CAN SCREAM OUT "SQUISHY,"

AND I KNOWWHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO DO THERE.

- AND THEN--EXACTLY.

JUST ASSESS THE SHOULDERS.

- GREG JACKSON HAS ANINCREDIBLE, CEREBRAL APPROACH

TO COACHING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

- SO HEAD ON THE MAT.- MM-HMM.

- AND STRAIGHTEN OUT THAT LEG.GOOD.

PUTTING THOSE OUT TOO FAR.

- HAND DOESN'T WANT TO DO THIS.- WHY?

WHY DOESN'T IT WANT TO DO THAT?

BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT GONNA BE ABLE

TO TRANSFER YOUR FORCEFULLY INTO ME.

- I THINK HIS ABILITYTO GET INSIDE THE MIND

OF A FIGHTERIS THE KIND OF COACH

THAT JOE WARREN NEEDS.

- 'CAUSE IF NOT, I'M JUST GONNAROLL YOU RIGHT THERE.

YOU'RE ROLLING THAT KNEE, RIGHT,LIKE...

A NORMAL HUMAN?- RIGHT, A NORMAL--

A NORMAL HUMANTHAT ISN'T JOE.

- A NORMAL HUMANLIKE THIS [bleep].

BOOM!

narrator: THE SKILLSTHAT ARE NOW FILLING

WARREN'S MMA TOOLBOXIN THIS CAMP

ARE THE DESIRED RESULTSOF HARD WORK

MIXED WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY.

VICTORY IS EXPECTEDAGAINST NICK KIRK

ON SEPTEMBER 7TH.

- THIS FIGHT WITH KIRK,HE IS EXPECTED TO WIN IT,

AND THE TRUTH IS WARRENHAS BEATEN BETTER GUYS THAN HIM.

THERE'S NO WAYHE SHOULD LOSE TO KIRK.

BUT, AS WE KNOWIN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS,

NEVER SAY NEVER.

- IF I'M LOSING TO NICK KIRK,THEN I'M DONE FIGHTING.

AND THAT'S NOT HAPPENING.

YOU KNOW, I BELIEVEI'M TECHNICALLY THE BEST FIGHTER

I'VE EVER BEEN, AND I'M GONNAGET THIS BIG, BIG WIN.

THE ONLY THING I WANT TO DOIS IMPRESS MYSELF.

I DON'T GIVE A [bleep]ABOUT YOU, ANYBODY OUT THERE.

AND I BELIEVE I'M THE SAFESTAND BEST ATHLETE

I'VE EVER BEEN RIGHT NOW.

narrator:TRAINING WITH GREG JACKSON

IN ALBUQUERQUE COMES WITH SOMEOBLIGATIONS BEYOND THE GYM MAT.

JOE IS NOT ESCAPING TOWNBEFORE A GRUELING AFTERNOON

IN THE MOUNTAINS.

- ALL RIGHT, JOE WARREN,WE'RE GOING UP HERE

TO OUR MOUNTAIN.

ABOUT 1,000 FEET.JUST UNDER THAT.

THE SANDIA CREST AND WE'RE GONNASPRINT TILL WE'RE DEAD.

AND YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO BEATTHE MOUNTAIN UP.

IT'S GONNA BE YOUVERSUS A MOUNTAIN.

- THAT'S HAPPENED BEFORE.

- GOOD.- THE MOUNTAINS LOST.

- THEY FORGETTHAT I'M FROM COLORADO

AND I WORK BELLATOR, OKAY?

SO THERE'S NOT MUCH I CAN'T DO.

- THE RUN THAT WE'RE DOINGON THE SANDIA CREST

IS RIGHT AROUND 11,000 FEET.

IT'S A MENTAL EXERCISE

PUSHING YOU TO THE POINTOF EXTREME FATIGUE,

TRAINING YOUR MINDTO KEEP MOVING,

EVEN THOUGH UNDERPHYSICAL DURESS.

- [gasping]- NICE RUN, JOE!

YOU'RE WANTING TO SHUT DOWN.

YOU WANT TO KEEPTHAT MENTAL ACUITY,

SO IT'S A TRAINING EXERCISEFOR MENTAL ACUITY.

- HOPE JACKSON THINKS HE CANBREAK ME.

I CAN'T BE BROKE.

[grumbling]

CAN'T STOP ME!

I'M A [bleep] KILLER.

[bellows]

MY CARDIOIS EXTREMELY HIGH RIGHT NOW.

I LIVE AT 7,000 FEET.

IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME, MAN.THAT'S JUST ANOTHER THING.

I PUT THAT HILL IN FRONT OF MEAND RUN RIGHT THROUGH IT.

- YEAH.- SEE YOU AT THE TOP, JOE.

SO JOE, THIS WEEK,HE LOOKED REALLY GOOD.

REALLY ON KIND OFTHE NEXT LEVEL.

WE CLOSE THAT DISTANCEWITH OUR PUNCHES.

YOU DO A BIT ON ANGLES.REALLY GREAT.

I WAS REALLY, REALLY HAPPY.WE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT.

- THIS IS ACTUALLYTHE FIRST ACTUAL

REAL CAMP I'VE EVER HAD,

BUT THIS ISA START ALL OVER,

BECAUSE WE'RE STARTINGANOTHER TOURNAMENT.

BRAND-NEW BELT.BRAND-NEW FOCUS.

EVERYTHING'S DIFFERENT,SO IT'S STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN.

NICK KIRK, I DON'T [bleep]WHAT YOUR NAME IS.

I'M CRUSHING YOU.

I JUST SEEM HIM AS A BODYIN FRONT OF ME,

135 POUND DUMB BAGIN FRONT OF ME

THAT I CAN BEAT THE [bleep]OUT OF

UNTIL THEY PULL ME OFF HIMIN THAT BELLATOR CAGE.

YOU KNOW, HE'S GONNA HAVEA REAL BAD NIGHT.

YOU KNOW, I'M GONNA MAKE SURE

THAT I'M PUSHINGAS HARD AS I CAN.

I'M THE BADDEST MANON THE PLANET, BABY.

YOU DON'T WANT TO BEIN THE CAGE WITH ME.

I'MA CRUSH YOU.

narrator: THE SUMMER OF TRAININGIS ALREADY PAYING DIVIDENDS.

WARREN 2.0 APPEARS READYFOR ONE MORE RUN.

- YEAH, I JUST HAVEALL THESE NEW TOYS.

IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS.

I FEEL WELL-ROUNDEDRIGHT NOW.

- IF HE CAN GO THROUGH,IT'S GONNA BE

A GREAT UNDERDOG STORYOF A GUY THAT LOST HIS TITLE

AND, YOU KNOW, WENT BACKTO THE DRAWING BOARD

AND REINVENTED HIMSELFAND JUST SHOWS

WHAT KIND OF A GREAT ATHLETE

AND WHAT KIND OF A GREAT MANJOE WARREN IS.

- HE'S GONNA BEMUCH MORE TECHNICAL.

I DON'T THINK WE'LL SEE HIMGETTING HIS BUTT WHUPPED

IN A 10-8 ROUNDAND THEN HAVING TO COME BACK

AND GET THE KNOCKOUT.

- IF JOE CAN WINA SECOND BELT IN BELLATOR,

THIS IS GONNA SET HIM UPFOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

NOBODY'S WON TWO BELTS CURRENTLYIN BELLATOR.

- HE'S GONNA LEAVE THE SPORTWITH A LEGACY,

YOU KNOW, AND YOU'RE GONNA SEETHAT AFTER THIS FIGHT.

- MY MESSAGE TO THE BELLATORBANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION

IS YOU BETTER GET THE HELLOUT OF THE DIVISION,

'CAUSE I'MA RUN STRAIGHTTHROUGH YOU AND PUT A HOLE

RIGHT THROUGH THE BELLATOR CAGEWITH YOUR FACE.

Loading...