Chavez Cage of Glory (2013) Script

Get up, get up.

Fucking fight, huh?! Damn!

Yeah! Yeah! Come on!

I guess I'll try number three!

Watch it, get him!


Let go! Let go!

Our winner!

You got that? Not of all if it, I...

Okay. I'm going to collect our money.

I'll give you 10% tomorrow.

Don't even worry about that Champ.

You need the money and you are good for it, I trust you. Besides, I made like, an extra 40 on the fight.

I told you to stop betting.

I know, look, just go get your money, okay?

Yeah, sure. Say hi to Maria for me, okay?

Shit! She's gonna kill me.

Great fight, Champ! Great fight tonight!

Thank you, Tony. I want to talk.

I gotta few ideas, some things coming up... You got my money?

Oh, yeah, yeah. Right here.

You know I was thinking that kid, uh, that Black Scorpion out of Compton.

He's a little vicious bastard but I think you could take his ass.

Why don't we set that up for next week?

You're short, Tony. You're short 40 bucks.

Yeah I know. I had some, uh, some unexpected expenses this week. But I'll tell you what, I'm going to make it up to you, alright?

Tony, I was really coming about money, man. I need those 40.

I'll tell you what, kid. I'm gonna add an additional 20 onto next week, huh? After the fight.

How's that sound?

Tony... Yeah, yeah okay. Huh? Let's go have a drink.

What are you drinking?

Ice. Get me ice, a lot of ice. Ice?!

You gonna drink ice? Get me a diet coke, whatever.

Why don't you have a real drink?

Thank you, Tony.

Champ Cage the Destroyer Fury knocked out his opponent in 3 seconds, which became the new fasted time in MMA history.

The UXC is running out of opponents for the Champ and the president, John Stone, is looking for challengers.

Cage Fury, man. World MMA Champion.

It's my dream to fight with him.

Dream? Should be more like your nightmare.

Let's drink to that.

Hey, pretty boy.

Nice fight tonight. Thanks.

My boy here, Little Juan, says you fight like his abuelita.

You know, he's probably right. You guys have a great night, ok?

Not now. I like him. He reminds me of my little pit-bull.


How are you guys doing? We're okay.

How'd you do?

Not too good.

Oh, thank God.

Thank God is right.

Okay, so we can pay the electricity bill tomorrow and the water next week.

You worry too much. I got it all taken care of.

He's good, he's strong, Hector.

Go to bed, I'll met you there. Okay.

How are you doing, buddy?

How was your day, baby? It was okay.

Look at your face.

Yeah, I'm getting prettier by the minute.

How did you win?

I got this guy in a triangle, you know.

When I got him where I need, I squeezed with all my might.

It was a good fight.

Hector, I know that you love this and I've never seen you so happy, but...

But I need to get a real job.

Don't worry, I got a few interviews tomorrow.

I'll get something. I know you're trying, baby.

It's just that... You know, when I'm fighting... when I'm in there... just for a moment, you know...

I feel like I'm a winner.

I feel like I'm somebody, you know.

I can take all my pain and all my anger out.

And right after they raise my hand, you and Martin immediately come to my mind.

And I realize right there how much I love you both.

Baby?

Goodnight, I love you too.

Goodnight, baby.

Maria!

What's happening, baby?

I can't figure out how to load this thing.

I'm going crazy.

I told you, you have to treat it like a baby.

Gently and with a lot of love.

That special nurse's touch only you seem to posses.

Alright, let's see what we got here.

Holy shit!


This is the guy I was telling you about, he's a superstar in the web and he's actually a better than okay fighter.

The Mexican Chavez?

You know, you might be a genius.

He's exactly what we are looking for.

The Latinos represent 50% of our pay per view sales.

I told you I'd find somebody.

I can see it now; he's Mexico, he's America, he's today, he's tomorrow.

Not just somebody, but a dream.

We can do the fight on Cinco de Mayo.

I never doubt you, but that's three weeks away, I mean...

He might not even be in shape. Listen.

The late choice will build the drama even higher.

Come on guys, I don't have all day.

I didn't come here to see this show.

Look, this is the perfect fight for your boy.

You get a great commission, three weeks away, Mexican Independence Day. Take a look.

Brent, would you put some salve on my tattoo?

It eases the inflammation.

This guy's an amateur.

That's exactly why he's the perfect challenger.

He's Hispanic so we make a lot of money, and your boy cruises to another easy fight.

I don't know. It's the finest fuel to feed the flame of the myth of Cage the Destroyer Fury.


Hey, fighter.

Whoa, what happened to your face?

Your wife hit me. Oh, come on.

How's my little brother doing?

I'm not your little brother anymore.

I'm 42, I have a wife and a kid.

You're still my little brother.

I want to know why you haven't come to church?

Isn't it enough Jesus has got you.

Can't you just pray for the two of us?

No. It doesn't work that way.

Well, too bad brother.

That's why you asked me to come here?

What do you need?

Why am I here?

I need one of your blessings, ok?

I have a few job interviews and I need all the help I can get.

Jobs? Yeah.

You know you always have my blessing.

But I want to see you on Sunday.

I'll try. Try.

Well, I'll do my best.

That's good enough. How's my nephew, Martin?

He's doing good, he's good.

Look, I got to get going.

Okay, okay, okay. Don't stop because of me.

Hey, hey! What about the blessing?

Okay.

You're good to go. I want to see you on Sunday.

Or else I'm going to hurt you!

What's that word there?

Start? Start, that's good.

Keep going.

Hang on, baby.

Hello?

Yeah, this is she.

Actually we're gonna be making that payment today, and thank you for not disconnecting it sooner.

Yes, that's correct, and when is our next payment due?

Yeah, but I'm paying you today.

Listen, my husband and I have been out of work the last ten months and we've been going on every interview that we could get. If you could please, maybe push the payment back by two weeks or so, yeah?

Well, could I talk to your supervisor?

Okay, thanks I will.


Excuse me, Dr. Baker, I am Chavez...

Hi Mr. Chavez.

Well sadly, I don't have good news for you.

Martin will need another operation.

The surgery we performed when he was 4 months old to widen the narrowing preliminary tracked to enclose the ventricular septal defect, wasn't as successful as we had hoped.

Plainly, his heart is weakening.

He's going to need another surgery very soon.

Okay. Thank you.

Hey, baby.

I have to go to an interview.

I'll be right back, ok? Okay.

I love you. Miss you already.

Get better.

Hi, I'm Gia Chavez.

Oh, yes, Mr. White is ready for you right now.

Thank you.

So in the very first round, he kicked me right here and cut this muscle off in half.

I was in so much pain. And I went through it, you know.

In round first, second, third, but in the fourth round when I go to the corner, your Uncle Jose was there.

I was ready to tell him, "Man, I throw the towel, it's too much pain, I can't take it, it's not worth it."

And right before I'm going to say it, he looks at me and says "You got this man, I love you."

And I felt like the whole world was behind me.

And the bell ran and I turn around and I see this guy running at me like a train.

He keeps on coming and I'm waiting and he's coming and when I get right in front of him I punch him!

I'll never forget it, he's flying in slow motion, lands in the canvas and I look around and your Uncle Jose jumps and hug me and says "I told you you can do it."

And what I learned from that is that you never give up.

And you'll never give up.

Cause I'm a champion and you're a champion.

So you're going to be fine. You're going to be fine, baby.

Very impressive, Mrs. Chavez.

You seem to be a little over qualified for the job, but I think I can hire you right away.

Thank you, Mr. White. That's great, thank you.

You seem to really want to get this job.

Yes, my husband and I have been out of work for months and we're up to our neck in bills and my son is...

Hey, come on.

I've been in difficult situations too.

I completely understand.

I'm sorry, I'm so nervous.

This job just means the world to us, thank you.

You have nothing to be sorry or nervous about.

I want you to know, if you help me out, I'll help you out.

I'm willing to do whatever it takes.

Now that's what I want to hear.

How about showing me your gratitude and giving me some... special attention, huh?

You son of a bitch!

My husband is a fighter and so am I.

Bastard.

The police has informed us that Hernandez, who in the last 6 months lost his job, cars and homes, took a gun and shot his two children, his wife and then himself around midnight last night.

Moving on the Dwayne "Storm" Johnson with the weather.

Thank you, Biff.

For most of South California the Santa Ana winds have made a mess of things everywhere last night...


Hey, Buddy.

Yes sir, what can I do for you?

I have a beauty here for you.

Let me take a look at it. Look at that.

Oh, yeah that's nice.

How much you asking? I don't know, maybe 500?

Okay, the best I can do is 200 dollars.

Look, I really need the money.

I have a sick kid right here.

I'm sorry. 200, that's it.

Okay, we'll take it.

Boss, I'm afraid I have some bad news.

Spit it out.

Champs last opponent, Ronald Cash, was found unconscious in his room and is now in a coma.

Doctor thinks it might be due to the beating from Cage.

The doctor thinks that maybe Cash's injuries were caused by the Champ's punishment.

Let me tell you something about doctors they don't know each and every thing.

When my mother was pregnant with me, they said I was a cyst.

They said they had to open her up and removed me immediately.

Tell our PR department to wait a respectable couple of hours and then to announce that Ultimate Extreme Combat is going to have a massive tribute benefit to show our respect in the only way that MMA knows how.

I don't know... Listen, warriors got to go to war, the show must go on.

That's gonna cause a media shit storm.

And we're gonna shy from the controversy?

That's what puts butts in the seats.

Shows got to have that narrative to twirl the turn styles.

And besides, the Champ's supposed to never fight again if Cash doesn't come out of his coma.

Where have you guys been?

We were just in the park having a great time and missing you.

How was your interview?

Not very good, I don't think they're gonna ask me back.

That's okay, don't worry.

I sold Dad's gun... so I was thinking maybe you and I can... go out for a nice dinner, what do you say?

Where were you thinking? Well, something very fancy.

Maybe, we get a Big Mac or something like that.

That sounds tempting, maybe tomorrow.

Okay, tomorrow.

Hey Ian, I haven't seen you in two days, tomorrow's the fight, you have to be there, okay?

Hey, Champ. Ian?

I'm not going to be able to make the fight tomorrow.

Maria's gonna go be there instead, everything's gonna be great.

Are you ok? Yeah, everything is good.

I wish you the best. See you soon.

Like I was saying, you little fuck, you have three days to get to 15 grand.

Three fucking days, or you're dead.

That's gonna hurt.


Yeah!

Come on! Come on!

Oh, shit!


Yeah!

Oh, shit, this is fantastic.

Hey, I got to take care of some business.

You guys wait here for me. Come on, let's go.

Where's Tony? We've been here for an hour.

This guy looks like a crook to me.

He's not a crook, he's a good friend.

I don't know, Hector.

I'm telling you, I trust this guy.

Hey!

I'm sorry I'm late, I had some things to take care of.

Great fight though. Thanks, Tony.

Who's the girl? She's Ian's girlfriend, don't worry about it. Do you have my money?

What's with the attitude?

Come on, take your girl, we'll go have a drink.

I don't want a drink.

I want my money, we've been here for an hour.

I don't have your money right now.

You don't have my money? Are you fucking kidding me?

You're going to have to wait.

You motherfucker listen to me, you get me the money now, I need it now.

Who the hell do you think you are talking to?

You son of a bitch. Are you fucking playing with me?

I want my money now! Roscoe! Jake!

You son of a bitch.

Get the hell out of here.

Let's go.

I trusted you, motherfucker.

Hey, another great fight pretty boy.

Although my guy Juan says he could still kick your ass.

So what do you say Champ, you ready to go?

Maybe another day, huh? What happened? You afraid?

Look, I just had a fight. Another day for sure, huh?

Hey! I'm going to hold you accountable, okay?


Are you Hector Chavez?

Who are you? Are you Hector Chavez?

Yes, who the fuck are you? Never mind who I am.

Somebody very important wants to talk to you.

Mr. Hector Chavez...

Really, very nice to meet you.

I'm a big fan.

My name is John... John Stone.

Why are you in a neighborhood like this?

I'm here to make you an offer I think you'll find both stimulating and profitable.

And what is that? How would you like to fight the champion of the world in mixed martial arts in our biggest event ever, the 100 Mixed Martial Arts Colossus right here, in beautiful Los Angeles?

Is this a joke? No, of course not.

Look, you're a big star in fighting on the web.

And that's how young people connect these days.

So what would make greater sense than to bring our biggest champion against you, the biggest star of the Internet?

I don't know. We'd be willing to offer you

$100,000 to say yes.

Maybe that could help you to get out of this place.

You fight in three weeks on Cinco de Mayo.

Can talk this over with my wife?

Of course, the wife is very important to any deal.

Look, I'll give you my card. I'll expect your call tomorrow.

I really do hope you'll join us, Mr. Chavez, I'm sure you'll go far. Thank you, thank you.

Goodnight, Mr. Chavez.

Wow!

This is the first exclusive look at Hector Chavez, the new contender of the current world MMA champion, Cage the Destroyer Fury.

The fight is set to take place on Cinco de Mayo in LA, California.

Joining us via satellite is the Champ, Cage Fury.

- Thanks for joining us today. My pleasure.

Alright, well you have had a truly amazing career, You're known as one of the most vicious finishers in all of the MMA and you've knocked out a total of 45 separate opponents.

I mean you truly are the Destroyer. So I'm really curious, what are your predictions for this upcoming fight?

My predictions for this fight are I'm gonna send the wetback, back to Mexico in a body bag.

My prediction is war. Death.

I'm sorry. One second, honey.

Yes? I'm Hector Chavez, my son was rushed here in an emergency.

His name is Martin and my wife's is Gia Chavez.

Let me check, honey.

I'm sorry, what was your name?

Hector Chavez. Oh!

Aren't you the guy fighting in all those videos?

That's why you look so familiar.

Your name's been all over the news.

Did you say all over the news?

Yes, now are you really going to fight this Cage Fury?

He's a beast, you better be careful, boy.

Your family is in room 223. Thanks.

How's he doing?

He has to be operated on by next week.

It's okay, we're going to be fine.

I got some good news.

That you're going to fight the Cage Fury?

How did you know? How do I know?

It's been all over the news, how could you accept it without consulting me first?

They did offer me the fight, but I didn't accept yet.

So everybody is lying, then.

I don't know, baby, maybe they jumped the gun.

They did offer me the fight but I told them I have to talk to you first.

Hector, I've been thinking about this, and this is crazy.

You've fought 8 times in the last two months for a lousy 200 dollars a fight.

Look at your face. He's going to kill you.

I'm not going to sit here and watch my son die and you die too.

You have to at least et me try.

I won't be part of your death, Hector.

Look baby, it's our only way out.

I have a bad feeling about this fight.

Mr. Chavez, wait!

Do you mind signing an autograph for me?

I'm a big fan of MMA, I love the sport, I watch every fight.

Of course not.

And that's for Tairrie. T, A, I, R, R, I, E.

And you can put something like, "To the Beautiful Nurse."

Okay. Thank you.

Thank you... Thank you.

Now you better be careful and protect that cute little butt.

I know I haven't been here in a while.

A long while.

But I don't know who to turn to.

I need your help.

I need your help badly.

Please, God, tell me what to do.

Hector? I'm back here.

Man, you scared the heck out of me.

Took you long enough to show up in church.

What is it, one year? Ha.

Is everything okay? Why are you here?

Well, Martin is in the hospital, he needs surgery right away.

Listen, they offered me to fight Cage Fury, the MMA World Champion, $100,000 in three weeks.

Whoa.

Of course my wife doesn't want me to do it, but I have to do it.

It's the only way out for me.

You have to do it. Gia doesn't want you to?

No.

Well, you have to understand that she loves you.

She doesn't want to see hurt.

Nobody does Hector.

But you have to do what you have to do.

And she'll be there waiting for you.

She'll back you 100% and I will too, always.

Thank you.

What else did you come to ask me?

I was wondering if you could help me train for the fight?

Yeah, I'll train you. But you have to work really hard.

I don't want you to get hurt.

You have to do everything I say.

First you gotta pray. Yes, sir.

I knew you'd say that.


To you. You know you're a very attractive woman?

I'm glad you think so. Do you know what this is?

What? That's the Virginia state seal.

More presidents come from Virginia than any other state.

I come from Virginia. So do I.

That's something we have in common then.

Yeah, Mr. Hector Chavez.

Well, that's a very dynamic decision, Mr. Hector Chavez.

We'll call you tomorrow about the signing of the agreement.

Congratulations, Challenger.

Your fight is official, Champ, here here!

Good. I want your guys to get as much dirt as they can on him.

I want this to be the fight of the century.

Consider it done.

I'm gonna take this Mexican on a ride to hell.

You're so mean, papi.

You're so bad!

Oh, God, I'm going to be late.

Uh, babe, hey listen.

I wanted ask you.

Could you just lend me a little bit of money, maybe like 300 bucks?

What is it for? Just some business.

Something came up. You know I'm good for it.

I'll pay you back. Look, you already owe me $1,000 you'd give me it back three poker games ago.

I know. Babe, this time it's different.

I can feel it, I can feel it this time.

I'm going to win! I've been playing this game since I was 13 years old, you gotta trust me, this is my jackpot, okay?

I promise you I'm going to win.

I don't care about the money. All I care about is you.

So promise me that this is going to be the last time.

I promise, Maria. I love you.

Alright, I promise, last time.

Take it. Thank you.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil for Thou art with me always.

Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.

I believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, His only son our Lord.

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary...


And life everlasting, amen.

Good time, Champ. Looking good.

Mean!

That a'boy, Champ. Nice!

Not bad, not bad, compadre.

Ha.

What do you want?

You finally hit the big times and you ask me what I want?

What the hell do you want? Shut up, midget!

I'm not talking to you. When I say "shit" then you talk.

Yeah, homie, finally got a big break.

Hope you're not going to forget your old friends.

Hector!

Now here is the deal, I want you to wear our gang colors on your shorts.

Secondly,

you come work for us now.

Look, Mando, I never gave you or any of you guys any trouble, okay?

I always earn my living honestly.

So I'm going to ask you respectfully to leave me alone please.

Respectfully?!

This isn't respectfully, bullshit.

Now you listen, and you listen good!

Hector!

Drop the gun. Let him go.

Drop it! Let him go!

Drop the gun, drop it!

What's going on here?

What's going on?

Nothing, Mando just stopped to say hi.

They're leaving now.

Hello, Mando, nice of you to finally come to church.

Fuck you, priest! Watch your mouth.

You're in the house of the Lord.

Fuck you, Father. And fuck Jesus, too.

I told you to watch your mouth.

What's the matter with you guys?

This isn't over, pretty boy.

Stay away from this priest, you'll get your ass killed.


How are you guys doing? We're okay. How are you?

Okay. I start training today.

I see.

Mr. and Mrs. Chavez, I have Martin's latest test results.

I'm afraid he's too weak to perform the surgery.

We need to build up his immune system, his red blood cells, and strengthen his body.

So we want to keep him here to help him get stronger and monitor his progress.

Then I think we can perform the surgery May 5th.

Any problem with that date?

That's the earliest the surgical team is available.

No, that's ok.

We'll do anything to make sure the operation is a success.

It's going to cost more money.

You'll have to take it up with our financial department.

We'll take care of it. Thank you so much for your time.

Listen, I assure you we will do everything we can to get Martin safe and sound.

But you two take care of each other.

Thank you, Doctor. Thank you.

Can we walk out?

Yes.

If we apply for unemployment we can get $200 a month.

The hospital's financial aid department can take care of the rest of the bills.

Why don't you let me figure this out first before you go fighting this monster.

How many times have I told you?

I don't bother others with my problems.

I want to take care of my family myself.

I know how proud you are and you've always taken such good care of Martin and I, but sometimes life steps all over you and leaves you no way out.

And you have to accept help from other people.

There's nothing wrong with that.

We have a way out and it's the fight.

Look, I know you're afraid, so am I, okay?

Then don't do it. I have to do it.

I have to do it for you.

I have to do it for Martin.

But we're lucky, we have a way out and it's the fight.

You're gonna have to do this one on your own.

I'm gonna have to do this alone?

I'm gonna have to do this alone.

I'm never gonna be alone.

You and Martin will always be within me.

Jose is helping me train.

And for the first time in my life, there's people that love my fighting.

You can die giving people what they love.

There lies Ronald Cash in a coma he got from the beating from the guy you are going to fight.

Hector, is this what you're asking of us?

Martin an orphan and me a widow, that's our future?

No, we have to do this.

Maybe this is a way out for us.

People can believe there's a way out for them.

No Hector, they will wake up everyday and do that same shit they always do.

Don't do this, please.


Where the hell is this guy?

Turn here.

That's the one who burnt your cousin?

You got the wrong guy. No, you're the right bitch.

I know one when I see one.

Come on, get up.

Kill that motherfucker! Time to die, bitch!

The cops are coming! VĂ¡monos, let's go!

Mr. Stone is ready to see you guys.

Mr. Hector Chavez, how nice to see you.

Nice seeing you, sir.

This is my right hand man, Steve White.

Good to meet you. Nice to meet you.

This is my right hand, Ian Raven.

Pleasure, sir. Sir, good to meet you.

We have your contract ready if you'll just initial each page and sign execute the last page, we'll give you your deposit.

And now we're going to take you out to our media launch room for our pre-fight press conference.

Congratulations, Challenger. Thank you.

And your deposit, Mr. Chavez. $30,000.

I have to say I'm a big fan of yours.

Thank you.

There's one caviot, if any pundit brings up the issue of your late selection, we'll just say it was to preserve the privacy of your family.

Yes, sir. Let's put on a good show.

How's it feel big guy? 30g's.

I'm going to have to run out just a minute earlier, ok?

Are you kidding me? Champ, you know I wouldn't ask unless it was important.

You're going to be fine and kill this thing. We made it!

Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome... to the launch press conference of the 100th MMA heavy weight championship of the world event.

This event, we are so excited about it because we captured the attention of LA community and the hearts and minds of people all over the world.

Right now, today we have press from Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Russia, Malaysia, India.

Today we are one world under the banner of ultimate extreme combat today.

Give me one.

I'm going to start first with the undisputed reigning, physicist of pain, the heavy weight mixed martial arts champion of the world.

The indestructible force majeure, Cage the Destroyer Fury!

And his challenger.

A man hailed by the Latin-American community as the people's champion.

Seized from the digital age, up from the urban ethnic trenches.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you Hector the Mexican Chavez!

I'm out.

All in.

Now, please, let the press conference begin.

Fire up your questions. Yes, the lady there.

You've had problems finding an opponent for the Champ, do you think Mr. Chavez will pose any sort of a challenge whatsoever?

Ma'am, we've studied Mr. Chavez's fights very, very carefully and I made my decision based on what he's already proven, which is substantial.

Oh, got you. How's it feel?

Yes, sir. Mr. Chavez, all due respect, do you think you have a shot against him?

Look, I know I have only a few MMA fights, but I've been fighting all my life.

And I'd have never taken this fight, if I didn't know in my heart, that I can win it.

What do you have to say to that, Champ?

I don't care who they put in front of me, I'm here to prove I'm king of this cage.

I'll fight anybody the organization puts in front of me and prove I'm the best MMA fighter of all time.

Mr. Chavez, do you think you'll even last one round?

I know I can go toe to toe with the Champ all five rounds.

And I promise you guys a fight you'll never forget.

Watch what you say, wetback.

I'm going to wipe that smirk off your face.

When I leave you for dead.

Like your mom and dad left you and your brother.

Just like you left your wife and your sick kid.

Just like you left your family when they needed you most.

No, no. Guys. Leave it in the ring, boys.

Ladies and gentlemen, the thrills and chills start right now.

This is ultimate extreme combat.

Coming up.

That was the incredible scene at the press conference with the fight scheduled May 5th, between Hector the Mexican Chavez and world heavy weight champion Cage Fury, who revealed that Chavez and his brother had been abandoned as children and then alleged that Chavez had left his own family a wife and sick child, when they supposedly needed him the most.

Mom? Yes, honey?

Did Dad leave us?

No, no baby. That's just lies from a very bad man.

Your daddy loves us more then ever.

Is Dad going to fight the bad man?

I'm afraid so.

Don't worry Mom, my Dad is a superhero.

He always wins. Yes, he does.

Hey, it's your man, Hector Chavez.

Fuck Hector, man.

That dude left his wife and his sick kid.

Saw on the news last night.

Man, fuck you, Chavez. I hope Cage whoops your ass...

Come in.

Is the famous Martin Chavez here?

Daddy...

How are you doing, buddy?

Not much, stronger.

I can see that. Let me see your muscles.

That's pretty good, look at you.

Are you going to fight the bad man?

I'm afraid so. Can you promise me you'll win?

I promise you I can do my best.

Where's my present for not telling me about this deal?

Your present?

It's right here with me.

It's my heart.

He's a killing machine.

What's the plan?

Prove his speed and power.

He wants to be as explosive as he can be.

Like an atomic bomb!

How're you feeling, Champ? Spectacular.

I want the Champ to knock out the Mexican in the first round.

We can't look bad.

After all, we're the professionals.

Don't worry, I got it covered.

More hip, Champ, more hip!

I'll tell you, Hector, it made me sick listening to him talk all that garbage about you.

And it's all lies too.

Somebody should stop him. Yes, we should do that.

He probably hold a press conference, clear the air, let people know what's really going on.

I don't care about what people think, okay?

I've got nothing to prove. I know who I am.

Yeah, but...

Champ, people might start to hate you.

That's bad for business. He's got a point.

You're the one who always tells me the truth always comes out again. Yes, I said that.

Okay so, why don't we focus on training?

And we'll do the talking in the cage.

I like the sound of that. Ok, so let's train. Come on.

So that Cage, you gotta remember, he's all muscle. He's a wrecking machine.

The only way you can beat him is with speed, agility and combinations.

That's what we got to focus on.

So I stay out of his reach.

Come and do the damage, and leave.

Cause if he hits you one time, game over.

Yeah, he's a monster.

I'm not fighting the monster, I'm fighting the man.

I'm pretty sure he has a weakness. We all do.

Well, find it. Hit it. Hold it.

There we go.

Come on, last two rounds.

Nice. That a'boy.

Yeah, last round! Come on!

Come on, give me everything!

It's for the money. Give me everything!

Put all there!

You got it! What a boy!

Looking good.

Alright, good done.

You're right? Yeah.

Alright guys, I've got to go see the wife and the kid.

You deserve it.

We're going to stay and watch the video of Cage, alright?

And study him. Alright? Got it.

Give them my love.

You did good today, little brother. You earned it.

It's looking good. It's looking good.

Yeah, all good.

How long have you guys been working together, 8 years?

Actually ten.

I was exactly 17 when your brother saved my ass from a beat down.

Oh, yeah? What was that about?

Well, I bet on this mixed martial arts fight at a bar...

And I won, so I went to collect my money.

And the guy didn't want to pay. So I started pushing him.

And he didn't like that very much.

Next thing I know, I look behind me and the whole bar's ready to take me down.

If it wasn't for Hector, I would have had my ass handed to me.

I mean really.

After that we started talking, went out and drinking and teamed up and we've been running together ever since.

And you stopped betting, right?

Actually, um...

I might have a bit of a gambling problem.

But hey, you know, that's ten years.

Ten years man, we made it!

We made it! That's more than 10 years.

It's more like 30. 30?

Yes, our father started training us when we were little boys.

He was a Mexican kickboxing champ.

And he worked with us. Hard.

And then, when we were teenagers he tried to bring us to the US and... something went down really bad.

We lost both our parents.

We got sent back, we worked in the strawberry fields picking strawberries.

We met an old man, an old priest.

He took us in, took care of us.

Eventually, he passed away and... out of honor for him, I decided to become a priest.

Man, that's a tough story, padre.

Yeah, but that's not the worst of it.

It gets worse?

Yeah, it was really rough for us when we were little.

Our father was a drunk.

And anytime he'd lose, he'd take it out on us.

He would beat the hell out of all of us.

My mom, Hector, and me.

For some reason Hector always took the worst beatings.

He keeps fighting.

A man like that... deserves success.


Hi, I'm Gia Chavez.

I'm here for the interview regarding my son's operation.

Just wait a few minutes, our social worker will be with you soon.

Just fill out these forms please.

Okay, thank you.


Hello? Yes, okay. I'll send her right in.

Chavez?

Okay baby, I have to go.

No... I've got this horrible patient who's driving me crazy. What does he have?

He just had an operation but he's so mean that everyone in the hospital wants him to die.

Why don't you just unplug him?

All my life I've been trying to save people and now I'm going to kill them?

It was just an idea. Right.

Oh, shit.

You're very hard to find, my friend.

Look, I just need more time.

Sorry, time is up.

Man look, I can get you your money.

Oh, shit. Man... look I can get you your money, I swear, my fighter!

Wait a second.

Is this your fighter? Yeah.

You know Hector Chavez?

Yeah, he's my fighter, I've been trying to tell you.

He's going to win.

From one Jew to another, you are one lucky motherfucker.

There's a way to make this work for the good of all of us.

You sure your guy's gonna win?

You wanna bet?

And, time!

Good work.

Looking good.

I couldn't find anything on this Cage.

I think I got something.

You gotta let me do a little more research.

Take two minutes, go. Not too much water.

Okay bro.

There you go, Champ. Nice sprawl. Nice, nice!

What's happening, ese? I told you to leave us alone.

The only way that's gonna happen is if you fight my man here, Little Juan. Look...

I don't want any trouble, ok? It's too late.

You're already in trouble.


Stay down! No way, motherfucker!

Yeah, Champ, yes!

Shoot that midget!

Shoot him!

Shit, you...

Let's go. Juan, vete.

Hey. Hey, hey, what happened?

Mando and the other guys shot Ian.

Is he going to be okay?

We don't know.

They're operating him right now, we're waiting.

I have to go to Martin. Okay, baby.

Go.

You keep me posted, I just wanted to come and visit Martin.

And see you.

Hector, I think I found a weakness.

I've been watching the videos, and during one of his amateur fights he got hit hard on the left side of the jaw, fractured it, that's his achilles heel.

Left side of the jaw? Yes.

Got it, got it.

I have to ask you something.

I wanted to ask you this for a long time.

We were little kids, every time you got hit you got back up.

Why?

I always got up hoping that the next time instead of hitting me, he would hug me, you know?

But he never did.

And I never stood up for you.

It wasn't your fault.

In all the commotion of our lives, I keep forgetting to tell you how much I admire you.

And I love you and I always will.

And I admire you.

And I love you too, brother.

We will get through this.

We'll get through this.

Is everything okay? Yeah, I'm okay.

I've got a lot of help. I know.

Mrs. Chavez.

We got the results we were looking for, he's strong and ready for surgery this Friday, May 5th.

I don't know how to tell you this but, I don't know how we are going to pay for it.

It's all taken care of.

Your husband made the $25,000 deposit and took care of the payments.

Thank you.

You lose. Strip down, homie.

When I was five years old I was on the streets.

No mother, no father, by myself.

I could have either been a little street bumbane, or a king.

I started putting all this together.

I became el rey.

I need a queen.

I want you to be my queen.

I don't know if I can.

Yeah, I know you can.

You gotta show me. I'll show you.

Over and over.

Yeah, and every day.

Get these fucking people out of here, now!

Everybody, get out of here!

Let's go!

Who is it?

Who is it? It's Jose, the priest.

It's the fucking priest. Let him in.

Are you lost, priest?

Hello, Mando.

I come here in peace.

I just have a special request.

You leave my brother alone.

He's an example in the community and a good man.

He almost killed my guy.

I'm sure he was protecting himself.

He wouldn't harm anybody for nothing.

Please, consider my request.

I'll consider under one condition.

Whatever.

You really beg.

Okay Mando, I'm begging you.

That's not how you beg, priest. Now beg!

Mando...

Please...

Mando, I came here in peace.

Juanito!

Got any forgiveness in your heart for this priest?

Naw. Please Mando.

I love you, little brother.

Get this priest off my carpet, he's bleeding all over it.


I guess May 5th is a big day for the Chavez's, huh?

I guess so.

Are you okay?

All my life...

I was hoping for a chance to prove that...

I'm a winner and I'm worthy.

And now that time is here.

I'm afraid. Afraid of what?

Afraid of losing.

Afraid of not being worth it.

Maybe I'm just a regular nobody and that's that.

Hector, you're already a winner.

You're a great father, a great husband.

You know, I'll never forget what you said to me when we first met, do you remember?

You said, "Everyday when you wake up and go out there, do your very best, so at the end of the day we'd have no regrets.

So that way when you go to bed at night you'd have no regrets."

You don't need to win that fight today, you just need to do your best and give it all you've got.

Martin and I will be here waiting for you.

I've known all my life that you're a winner.

Today, the whole world's going to know.

You're pretty and strong too, huh?

I learned from the best.

Finally hit the big time, huh? About freaking time, baby.

You can text me and let me know how Martin's doing.

And you should check on Ian, too.

I have to get going.

Thank you for everything. Thank you.

Go.

Are you Mr. Hector Chavez? Yes.

Mr. Chavez, I have some bad news.

I'm sorry to say, but your brother was found dead today.


I came to wish you luck, Mr. Hector Chavez.

Thank you, sir.

Remember what King Author said, "Rise up, defend the innocent, might for right."

You're a symbol to your people, an icon.

Just as I am a river economically to my people.

So defend your people, rise up on Cinco de Mayo!

I don't see your coterie of staff...

Here!

That's an odd choice for a support system, Mr. Chavez.

Onward and upward, sir. Yes, sir.

Where's Ian? Maybe he won't make it, he suffered a cardiac arrest.

He's in intensive care and his prognosis is very poor.

I'm sorry. I spoke briefly with him, he was very weak but he asked me to tend your corner for him.

It's not a good idea. Please!

It's time, let's go, Chavez.

Okay.


And now for the city of angels in Los Angeles, California, this is the moment we've all been waiting for.

The main event for the evening, 5 rounds scheduled for the Ultimate Extreme Combat Heavy Weight Championship of the World!

Introducing the challenger fighting in the red corner.

Standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, he weighed in officially at 223 pounds.

As a professional, he enters the cage perfect, 18 victories and no defeats fighting out of Tijuana, Baja, California, Mexico.

Here is the undefeated Challenger, Hector the Mexican Chavez!

And next his opponent across the cage fighting out of the blue corner. At 6 feet 5 inches tall, this heavy weight weighed in at 279 pounds.

From Austin Texas, here is the reigning, defending UXC Heavy Weight Champion of the World, the undefeated Cage the Destroyer Fury!

Referee in charge of the action, Mike Beltra.

Let's bring it in.

You know the rules already.

Protect yourself at all times, obey my commands at all times.

Touch gloves now if you want.

Very well, all the way back.

At the sound of the bell, come on out and handle your business.

You ready to fight? Handle, let's go!

Beautiful, exquisite moves by the Challenger.

His strategy seems to be to evade, evacuate, shock, awe, and keep distance.

Well, I do not blame him for that.

Take him out, Champ!

Ow, we are down to the crunch.

I'm okay.

What the hell are you doing?

You're supposed to take him out a long time ago.

If he hits you again just stay down.

You may really go wrong with this maniac.

I can't. Why?!

You already made the money!

I told my kid I'm going to do my best.

Oh, come on, Hector!

Just stay out. Finish him!

Fine!


He's fighting the Champ.

God, Chavez is still standing!

Oh, my God, oh my God, Hector.

It's just a cut, it's okay.

I'm okay, I'm okay. You can fix it, come on.

Chavez! Chavez! Chavez!

Oh, my God, the building seems like its about to lift off!

The Champ seems not to be holding!


Yes!

You got him, now finish him off!

Get up Chavez, let's finish this!


Thank you, God.

Just stay down.

Just stay down. The fight is over.

No.

Why? You already proved your point, you already made your money, just give it up.

I can't.

We were supposed to be winning this fight.

Our reputation is at stake.

Back off, Stone.

When I get done with you, you won't be able to manage shoe shine boys.

You can get in here and blind him with your suit.

I can't see out of my right eye, the official is coming. Put your hand on my back and tell me how many fingers he holds up.

What? Just do it.

I'm okay, don't stop the fight.

Okay.

How many fingers am I holding up?

Three, three.

And how about now? One.

Okay. Thank you.

Chavez is really making him work for this one.


What the hell?!


Doctor, his vitals are weakening.

It's way past bradycardia.

Damn, come on kid, fight for it.

Give him atropine, full milligram, intravenous.

I love you, daddy.

It's a miracle, his vitals are coming back.

Thank God.

Left side of his jaw.

Get up, get up!

Stop, he's out.

Get down now! Get on the ground! Get down! Get down!


Great fight, Chavez, congratulations. Thank you, Champ.

Now you're gonna know what it's like to have something everyone's willing to kill you for.

Take care of that belt for me, I'll be back for it.

Ladies and gentlemen, the end comes 4 minutes 59 seconds, round number 5, your winner by KO victory and new UXC heavy weight champion of the world, Hector the Mexican Chavez!

Where is he, where's Chavez?

He is with his family.

He says you can shove the belt up your ass.

Hurry.

You okay?

I'm okay. You sure?

Thank you.

Thank you for listening to my prayers about Hector and Martin.

See?

That's why I love you so much.

Because you always give yourself unconditionally to everybody else.

And because you're too damn pretty.

Look at your face.

It's getting prettier by the minute.

Yes it is.

How is he?

The operation was a success.

He's going to be all better.

I realized my brother has given his life for our freedom and happiness.

And that to conquer great dreams, great sacrifices must be made.

Jose will live in our hearts forever.

And I know that my brother... stood up for me still the end.