It wasn’t always a sanctioned sport.
The Hurt Business is a mixed martial arts documentary that takes you into the gritty world of cage fighting. The sport has produced many fighting pioneers, referees, martial arts disciplines, and a whole ton of controversy. In this no frills look into the world of professional fighting, you’ll be transported back to a time where there were barely any rules. You could hardly even call it a sport and has even been compared to human cockfighting. In this exclusive clip watch as famed referee “Big” John McCarthy delves into the experience of refereeing matches back in the dark ages of the sport.