Hey, Al, what's happenin', man? Hey, Street, how's it going?
Oh, same ol', same ol'.
You know might wanna try one of the protein shakes one of these days.
Just to see if you even like the taste. Who knows? You might hate 'em.
Yeah, but what if it's the best thing I've ever had?
That's all right. It's on me. My treat. Thanks, man.
Oh, you know what? That reminds me. Take a look at that bulletin board.
Some guy put a new post this afternoon, I thought you might be interested.
It's nothing fancy, just someone looking for a couple of guys to work on his truck.
Who knows? Might be a few bucks for an honest day's work.
It doesn't hurt to try something new.
Sometimes, I think it's better I don't know how good it tastes.
Fantasy over reality... that's called denial.
Night, Al. Good night.
Hey, hey! Hey!
How are ya, kiddo? Good.
Yeah? Shannon, how's school?
Mid-terms next week. Ugh.
Yeah, right, Miss 4.0. I know you'll do it again.
I hope so.
Thanks for watching Jessie tonight. I appreciate it.
It's an easy job, and she's a lot of fun.
She loves you, and that means a lot.
I'm a little short tonight, can I get you next week?
Yeah, no, that's cool. I get it. Thank you.
Bye, Jessie! Bye, Shannon! See you tomorrow!
Wasn't expecting you 'till later, Greg.
You wanna hear what the press boys had to say about last night's fight?
"What was supposed to be an easy victory for Greg 'The Sterling Kid', "turned into a surprise defeat at the hands of newcomer, "Dorian Manta, in last night's feeder fight.
"Sterling seemed to struggle from the first bell all the way through
"what was an uncharacteristically short and decidedly one-side fight.
"Returning to his home camp with an unexpected and humiliating loss.
"Now, without a careful plan for his next two fights, "Sterling could easily remove himself from the running
"for the next ultimate fighter competition feeder coming in a few weeks."
One loss and they count me out, keep dreaming.
It's not the loss of one fight, that's the problem, Greg.
All I'm saying is, maybe you've been a little distracted is all.
So where you headed off to this time?
Vegas, for a few days to recover.
You're not coming with us today?
Greg, you haven't seen him in 18 months, and at least you gotta...
I gotta what?
You got nothing.
You ready, baby?
Yeah, babe. I'm done here. Let's go.
Bye, Coach Ozzy.
Hey. I'm outta here. Have fun today.
We have plans, in Vegas.
Greg, come on. Please, not today.
Look, I'm sure there's a lot to catch up on, so why don't you just give me the CliffsNotes version on Sunday when I get back.
No, Greg! He's still our father.
Don't bother, I've already tried.
Thank you. All right, chief.
Good to see you, James. It's good to see you, brother.
Only by marriage, you bastard.
I got you this. It's beautiful, Jazzy.
Since it doesn't require a lot of attention, it'd be easy for you to take care of.
Hey, I deserve that.
Jazzy, I'm really sorry... Just save it.
Dammit, I missed you, Dad. I missed you too, baby girl.
I missed you too.
Something... came up.
Yeah, I get it. Well, at least my baby girl came.
Let's get outta here before they change their minds, and keep you another night.
Sure could use a nice, cold brew.
James, been a long time. How are ya?
Good to see ya, Al. You got my favorite beer?
Down the aisle. God bless ya.
18 months since I had a sip of one a these. Anything else?
Bottle of Jameson and a pack of reds. Got it.
You want anything, sweetie? Nah, I think you got plenty.
You know what, forget the cigs, just bag this.
Okay. My friend.
What's the damage? $32.50.
Put it on my tab. You got it.
Hey, please, please, please, allow me.
Consider this a welcome home present to celebrate your return.
Oh, this... is your daughter.
She has more fight than your son.
Perhaps, she should be in the ring?
Excuse me? We take her home.
We let her work off some of her debt that her father owes.
I'm sorry, gentlemen, maybe there's been some sort of misunderstanding?
No misunderstand, old man.
And none of your concern.
Babe, everything okay?
You guys have a problem with my girl?
This is, uh... not your fight.
I'd say, my girl... my fight.
Be straight with me, James.
Tonight in the store, those two Russians?
Part of the reason you got locked up, aren't they?
How bad is it?
I was gonna lose this place.
And everything I built.
Me, a single dad dealing with two kids, who lost their mother.
All I wanted to do is give them stability and a shot at a future.
And I wasn't about to let that dream go down the crapper too.
I made a mistake... but I paid for it.
This is gym. Those are my kids.
Well, maybe by blood, but certainly not by heart.
Your kids needed you and you weren't here.
Damn you idealistic plan to save this gym, and all your stupid decisions.
The end result was when they needed you the most, you were gone.
I was the one here holding all this together.
I kept the lights on and the doors open, not you.
Which makes me wonder, why in the hell would you go and gamble it all away in the first place?
Why did you go them, James? After all our years of friendship.
After everything you and I have been through, why didn't you just come to me?
You know I would've helped. Come on, Ozzy.
I'm already in debt to you more than I could ever repay you.
What's done is done. No.
See, James, done isn't the word I'd use if they're still expecting you to pay up.
So I'm gonna say it again, whatever you got yourself into, you figure it out, but not in here.
See, in here belongs to them.
Don't you dare screw this up with Greg and Jazzy, James.
Feel free to spend the night on the couch.
Oh, don't light that cigarette.
Don't want you burning down this place on top of everything else.
Good night, kiddo.
Yeah? Hey, I'm looking for Reno Street.
My name is Ozzy. I was at the liquor mart the other night.
What do you want? Uh, you dropped your dog tag.
How'd you find me?
When you dropped this, I, uh, googled your name and... well, you know, it's pretty easy to find people these days.
You fight? I mean, I saw you fight.
Look, I manage and train fighters at The Sterling Gym. Heard of it?
I'm usually on top of the up-and-comers and... judging by the way you moved the other night, you got serious potential.
I'm just surprised no one has scooped you up yet.
Yeah, well... growin' up in a military family, you move around a lot.
You heard of The Sterling Kid? Yeah, seen a few of his fights.
Yeah, he trains at the gym with me.
Tell you what, why don't you come down to the gym, check it out, meet Greg.
My niece that was at the liquor mart with me, I'm sure she would love to say thanks. Yeah?
I don't usually have people fight my fights for me.
There was a time I would be right there with you, back to back, slug for slug.
Well, I guess it's true what they say.
"Those who can't do anymore, teach."
Let me teach you.
No thanks, man. I gotta get up early. I got a job interview so...
Hey, you know, I'm looking for someone to help me down at the gym.
Keep the place clean, assist with the day-to-day.
I can pay you 15 bucks an hour. Plus, you can train for free.
Think about it.
You should do it. I'm sorry, Ma. Did we wake you?
This gym, this coach... this is a real opportunity for you, isn't it.
Alright, give me a kiss for good luck.
Mmm! I feel lucky already.
Better make it two just in case. Remember, you wait for Shannon to walk you home.
Okay. Alright, go get smart.
Pretty, pretty girl.
It be shame to have accident at elementary school.
Or you could just get in car, your choice.
This is him?
Do you know who I am?
An average, friendly gym owner?
They teach dance class?
You think you are funny, huh?
I find your cowboy bravado... a problem.
You see, you have given me... dilemma.
You put your nose into something that did not concern you.
Problem in store is between my good friend James and me.
Now your cowboy antics... has taken away two of my top fighters.
Top fighters? Street trash.
They say every dog has his day, and today is your day, street dog.
Today we found out whether yesterday was truly skill... or if you just got lucky.
Thanks, but I'll pass. Nyet.
You will step into that ring, and we will find out what you're really made of.
I'm not your dog. I don't fight for you.
You do now... or I send these gentlemen... to visit your drug-addict mother... with your head in cardboard box, and then they bring your sweet, little sister to me... and I sell her to highest bidder.
And also... like your war hero father... shot down in prime in filthy streets of Iraq.
Well, I know those streets too.
This is between you and me. Leave my family out of this.
Not possible. You see, I too am a family man.
Anatoly is not only one of my best fighters, he is also my brother.
It is your choice.
Starting now, street dog.
So... this is more than just good look, eh, street dog?
We're even. I won. You leave my family alone.
It's impressive, but...
We are hardly even. No, that's not what you said...
No! I said, if you survive for two minutes, I'd let you keep your head. This is our deal.
You have cost me two fighters.
I now have have two fights and no fighters.
You will step in, and you will take their place.
If you win...
I will leave your family alone.
And if I lose? Anatoly will cut off your hands.
Be ready to fight!
When? All you need to know is when I snap my fingers, you come like a dog.
Do you understand?
That is our deal.
Hey, Ozzy. How are you?
I'm great, testing the soil acidity and measurements today.
Oh, when am I going to some samples, so I can do my own quality control?
We should be harvesting some vegetables later this week.
You know, I could use some help with the heavy lifting, shoveling soil...
Yeah, that sounds like young mens' work.
I'll get some of my hotheads to come over, and blow off some extra steam.
What's he doing here?
Well, you have your experiments, I've got mine.
Ozzy, you're trouble.
Hey there. Hi.
Listen, I never got to thank you for the other night.
I'm sure you could've handled yourself.
I'm Jasmine. Remo.
It's nice to meet you. Officially.
Ah, well, I gotta get some work done, but have fun in there.
I'll see you around. Yeah. Thanks, Ozzy.
You came. Yep.
Didn't think I was gonna see ya. It's been a couple of days.
Okay, so on busy days, you'll be in charge of the morning stuff.
That's cleaning the mats, turning on the lights, checking the temperature, and folding and stocking towels, and anything else that needs to be done.
Pretty easy, right? Yeah, when do I get started?
Come here, I want you to meet someone. Meet your new sparring partner, Remo.
Call me Street.
Inferno. Like, Dante's Inferno?
Just know I bring the heat. He got his ass burned his last fight.
Alright, ladies, enough chatting and more training. Let's go.
Hey, how ya holdin' up.
Sore. Piece o' cake though, right?
Oh, it's gets easier and then we make it hard again.
A little advance on your salary. Most fighters I know could use the cash.
Are you sure? Are you coming back tomorrow?
Yeah. Then, yeah.
Hey, so, uh, coach? Mhmm?
I watch my sister on some days, and then I bring her to school on others.
You think I could bring her here if I have her, or would that be...
Well, I think the first one raised in our office turned out fine.
Watch yourself. I always do.
You got a ride, or are you takin' the bus? Neither.
I'll see you tomorrow, coach.
James! James! My good friend, James!
Where are you going so early? That fight's not finished yet, eh?
My patience will last only so long with you, James.
I have not forgotten what you owe, and I would imagine that neither have you.
You know I'm good for it, Yuri. Are you?
My colleagues are beginning to ask me why I let everything go so long with you owing so much money, it's bad for business!
I have said, "trust me, trust James, he will pay."
Don't make me a liar, James.
You pay, one week.
Do you understand? Get out of my sight.
# Sail, sail, sail! Coach Oz, that you?
Hey, I'm sorry, man, I didn't know anybody was gonna...
You're Sterling Kid, right? What the hell are you doing here?
Coach Oz hired me to work here part time...
Well... you already know who I am, which means you also know that this is my dad's gym.
Which also makes it mine. Street.
Got it. Yeah.
Drop your shoulders, not your hands!
Come on! Circle, move! Check your hands, Greg!
Alright, 30 second break. Come on.
Greg, come here.
Stay tight, okay? But don't be afraid to let 'em go.
You've got a reach advantage over this next guy, but he's a wrestler, so make him stand, and wear him out on his feet, okay?
Try to remember to keep the range on the angle, and fire after you move, alright?
So you like that?
Yo, towel boy!
What's your name again? Remo, Remo Street.
Remo? Like, really, that's like, really your name?
That's what I said.
Dude, come on. Are you gonna train or tease the towel boy?
Hey, I'm helping out here, okay?
I'm just trying to give our new hired hand some valuable advice, because the help shouldn't eye banging the owner's daughter, my sister.
Is that right? Greg. You're way outta line.
I was just calling it like I see it, coach. Hey, I'm calling it like I see it.
Now you get back into training mode, or you're hit the showers.
You wanna gossip, do that on your own time.
Hey, hey, you got one more towel to pick up.
Hey, Reno... you missed another one.
What the hell are y'all doin'?
Just quit being an asshole and put some clothes on.
Good one, good one.
Let's go, ladies!
Standing around with your hands in your pockets.
20 fighters, 1300 bucks. That's all they're making.
You guys, I just got off the phone with Mr. Bloomberg from the UCLA Medical Board. Did they look at your grant proposal?
They went over my entire grant application this morning, and...
They loved it? Of course, they loved it, it's brilliant!
I mean, I won't know if I got it until a week or so, but they're recommending me for full grant so...
Hey, Reno! What'd I tell you about eye banging my sister?
What, man? Jealous she's getting more attention than you?
What the hell did you just say to me? Huh? Come on, dude, come on.
Well, last night, when you dropped your towel, at first, I thought it was just a dick move, but now I'm startin' to wonder. Yo, Street, bruh, relax, man. Chill.
Was that a invitation for me?
You jealous of Jasmine, Greg?
Wish I looked at you like that? Greg, come on, come on, dude!
Come on, come on, dude!
Come on, get in here, let's go, son! Get in here right now! Come on!
You want some, let's go! Let's do it!
Yeah, that's right! What you got!
Oh, Ozzy, Ozzy.
Knock it off! Knock it... Break it up!
What the hell was that?
It's called fighting. Oh, you wanna fight?
I gotta train with the towel boy now?
Well, you're sparring partner is OOC and it's your fault, so yes!
You really messed something up, man, what the hell?
He likes to mix it up with combo shots, high and low.
Don't forget the wrestling background. Alright, let's do it!
This is your call, Ozzy.
Yeah, you better put out another ad for a towel boy after this fight.
He ain't gonna survive this, man.
Alright, enough, enough, enough! Hit the showers, both of you!
I got you tomorrow.
Just so you know, until Chad gets better, that's your new sparring partner.
Look, about you and Greg, I gotta be honest, Greg haven't fought the way he did today in months.
He's fighting a little flat. I think what's Greg's been missing though is heart.
He knows the techniques, but...
So, you're saying hatred towards me is making him a better fighter.
Amazingly enough, yeah.
Well, I'm glad I'm good for something.
Hell, if I knew that's all it took, I would've had you in here a month ago.
Of course it's not just a one way street though. It has made you a better fighter too.
I'll see you tomorrow, hothead. Get some rest.
You guys really gotta get a less conspicuous car.
Ding, ding, street dog. Time to fight.
Good fight, street dog.
Alright, good workout.
Street. I wanna run Greg through some pad drills and fives, so get the kick pads and hop in the ring, okay?
Anything solid in the gym to hit today? Okay, boys, playtime's over.
My office. See ya tomorrow, towel boy.
Go home. Why?
You're slow today, it's like you're not on your game.
Oh, come on, coach, I'm good. Look, it's not a punishment.
You're here everyday drilling and training.
Just get some rest, and I'll see you tomorrow. And bring your A game.
You don't have to help me.
Where we going with this?
Let me show you.
This is beautiful.
It was for my thesis project, but now I'm hoping to turn into a career path.
Homeopathic medicine and less conventional disease prevention and cures.
That's incredible. This all for school? Yeah, yeah, I'm working on my doctorate.
In fact, I presented to the UCLA Medical Board this week...
And? Well, they said they loved it, but I have to wait a couple of days to see if I got the grant I applied for so, fingers cross for good luck and all. Yeah.
Oh, hey, you know, I have something for that.
Here, sit down.
Here, let me see your hand.
What is that? It's called aloe.
So, gardening. That's what you do?
Well, I study, research.
I work locally at a health clinic treating cancer patients with less conventional medicines, you know... exciting life of the super nerd.
So, this is your little secret getaway, huh?
I like to think of it as my sanctuary.
I mean, the gym is great and all, don't me wrong.
And I am so grateful for all that it's done for my family, but oh, my God, sometimes I need to get away from all that testosterone, you know?
How long did this take?
Uh... well, actually my mom started it.
Back when she and my dad first founded the gym.
One of my very first memories is picking strawberries with her back here.
So I guess, it's... it's kinda like, even though she's gone... it feels like a part of her is still here.
Okay, what are you doing right when you get inside?
I'm gonna make the green tea, with dandelion extract, then, I'm gonna soak the asparagus over night, and then blend it in the morning.
Preparing juice for lunch, and leafy greens for dinner.
And? And, no more dairy.
Now don't expect miracles right away, but all of this is really gonna help.
I really do appreciate it.
Good night. Thanks for the ride. Good night.
Chad. Chad, Chad, slow down. Rehabilitation time, not re-injury time.
Got it, coach.
Good job, gentlemen!
Hey... chores first, little boy.
Seriously, why don't you cut him a little slack?
What you goin' soft on him too? Nah, I'm just saying, the harder on him you are, the more Jasmine's gonna wanna be nice to him.
Yeah, well, why don't you keep your opinions to yourself?
Well, here's one opinion I'm not keeping to myself, stop being a dick.
Greg's got a big fight comin' up in a few weeks, and my old bones are getting tired of lugging all this crap by myself.
You mind giving me a hand, and helping me out?
And besides, it's time you get a little ringside experience under your belt.
I mean, sparring is fine, but ain't nothing like the real deal.
Yeah, I can do that.
What the hell you tryin' to do to me, Ozzy? What?
What do you mean "what?"
You headed home? Yeah, I was thinkin' about it.
Gotta get ready for this date I got with this little cutie.
What a coincidence. I also have a hot date tonight.
See ya later. Yes, ma'am.
Alright, ladies, I'm out of here, kiddo. Kiss goodbye?
You look so handsome.
Thanks, Mom. Hey, I'm proud of you too.
Finish your homework.
I'll see y'all later, don't wait up, okay?
Good, good street dog.
Jazz, something's come up.
Oh, Jazz is, uh, Jasmine?
That's your girlfriend? James's daughter?
Yeah, now gimme my phone. Hey, you fight then you get phone.
Or, maybe I keep it. Call Jasmine myself.
Yuri, please, man. I can't do this tonight.
Any other night I'll fight for you, just not tonight.
Yes, they told me, well, too bad.
Now you go in there, and you win this fight, street dog. And our deal, will be finished.
Street! Street! Street!
I'll be fine, I'll be ready. Don't worry about that.
You wanna take that off?
You wanna explain? I got into a fight.
Oh, please tell me it was a bar fight, and no charges were pressed.
Oh, my God. Oh, Street.
You have any idea what underground fighting can do to us? To this gym?
You're an asshole, man. I got this huge fight coming up, and you're out starting your own stupid little fight club?
Come on, that's enough, Greg.
Street, you leave me no choice.
You jeopardize Greg's career, and you could ruin the reputation of this gym.
Clean out your locker.
Coach Ozzy... You're fired.
It's the right call.
I just don't understand why you guys didn't tell me if you knew about this, I mean, I was gonna find out at some point. Honey, it just happened.
When, when did it just happen?
I just didn't know how to tell you.
I didn't want to upset you. Well, I'm upset anyways, so...
I'm sorry. I should've come to you right away. I'm sorry.
Wow, you look rough.
Bad day. I had to fire someone.
You've been working pretty hard lately.
What's on your mind, James?
Just realizing how much you've done for this place, how much I owe you.
It's your birthday this weekend.
Let me take you out for dinner, say thanks for all your hard work.
What do you say? Friday night.
We can bring Greg, Jazzy... make it our first family dinner.
Come on, James, you don't have to do that.
Let me do this.
Lock up early, clear the place out, go blow off some steam like we used to?
Well, that does sound nice. I'll set it up.
You, me, and the kids, Friday night.
Hey, James. Yeah?
It's good to have you back, man. It's good to be back.
You said it was just gonna be family. This is our family.
Listen up, everybody.
I wanna say something about the man who we all love.
Who, if we were without, there would be nothing.
People say doing the same thing over and over again, exactly the same way, expecting a different result, is the true definition of insanity.
But if you're a fighter, that's just called training.
Of course, you have to be a little insane to take on a motley group like this.
To Coach Oz, craziest bastard I know.
You're the super glue that holds us together. Happy birthday, champ.
Love you. Bring it in.
All right, there you go.
Looks good. Yeah. Hey, where's Nicky?
Uh, it didn't work out.
Spending too much time at the gym, not enough time with her, so...
Well, good riddance.
Oh, dammit. What's wrong?
I forgot Ozzy's present over at the gym.
Can you hold down the fort here if run over and grab it?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I got it. Cool, be right back.
Greg! How ya holdin' up there, Coach Oz, huh?
You know, I should be mad at your for this.
I know you and your sister were involved in all of this.
You gotta thank Dad, he masterminded the whole thing.
Yeah? What can I say, I love a good surprise.
Hey, where's Jazzy?
Uh, she forgot Ozzy's present. She went back to the gym.
I need your phone, Ozzy.
Come on, come on, honey. Answer the phone!
'Sup, coach. It's James, it's James.
You gotta get to the gym. Wait, what?
The Russians. They're gonna burn the gym down, and Jazz is in there.
I'm on my way.
What have you done?
Jasmine, where are you?
Get her out, go!
I gotta get Greg.
I got you, I got you, man.
The heat really seared her lungs, badly.
They just wanna keep her in there, just to make sure it's nothing permanent.
Greg's lucky to be alive, but he's out of the fight.
I'm sorry, coach.
This is all my fault.
How is your fault? The guys from the liquor store.
After I broke his wrist, they came after me.
They made me fight.
They said if I didn't they'd kill my family.
I never thought they'd come after the gym.
That's because they weren't after you. James set this up.
Yeah, he's in deep with them. He owes them a lot of money.
And I guess he figured that, since the place burned down, he could collect the insurance money and pay them off.
Where is he now?
What the hell?
I didn't have a choice! I owe Yuri!
He was gonna kill me! He's gonna kill all of you!
No one was supposed to be in there. The place was supposed to burn down.
I was gonna pay him some money, and just buy some time, figure it out!
No, you've done it this time, James. We go way back. You can't do this to me.
They're gonna kill me! Then you better pray they're fast.
Yuri! Ah! Street, my good friend.
We had a deal, Yuri, and I lived up to it.
You said if I fight for you, you won't hurt my family.
I am a man of my word, and you are right.
Our business is done.
Our business, however, is far from complete.
Who do you think keep him from being somebody's bitch in jail, huh?
It is not so cheap to keep somebody as pretty as our James here safe, huh?
But you see, I see it is really an investment.
Protecting my own interest, because he owes me so much money from before.
What good is he to me dead, huh?
So, I offer him protection from prison, at very good price.
He gets out, what does he do?
Does he come to see me? No.
He gambles, and he loses!
So, I have to remind him what is due.
You have good insurance policy on gym, no?
Yeah, well, no matter.
However much it is for, it is probably exactly the same amount as our friend here owes me.
Wait a minute, that's over three quarters of a million dollars.
Yeah, that's probably right.
When check arrive, I come and collect.
And if there is a problem...
I hurt you.
And you know what I will do to you, don't you, James.
Now get him out of here, he's bleeding all over my carpet.
I have a very busy evening.
I'll fight you for it. What?
I'll fight you for it. Street, what're you doing?
I have nothing if I lose everyone.
Your best against me, winner takes all.
Come on, business man. What do you have to lose if I win?
Now if I win, all debts are wiped clean.
I made good with what I owed you, now it's your turn.
All or nothing?
All or nothing.
Street dog, you fight wolf.
Come on, baby!
Get up, Street!
Street, get up!
Come on, baby! Remember what I taught you. That's it!
Come on, Street!
Good take down, good one, yes!
Yes! Finish him! Finish him!
Street! Street! Street!
So... business is business... and tonight business was very good.
You made me much money.
They bet against you.
Easy money they think, huh?
First rule, street dog... never bet against the house.
I knew you would win. You had everything to lose.
Motivation. Powerful weapon.
You take care, street dog.
Is it over? For you it is.
So it's forgiven, right?
Get out of our lives, James.
If I hear you coming near the gym, or contacting Greg or Jasmine ever again, I'm not calling the police. I'm calling him.
Ozzy? What the hell is going on?
What the hell's going on? Ozzy!
Ozzy! What the hell is going on?
So what're they gonna do with him?
A little relocation program. He'll be fine.
I would never do anything to James that would hurt Greg and Jasmine.
Come on, man, let's get out of here.
She's alive because of you.
And I wouldn't be here either if you hadn't pulled me out.
Coach told me about what you did, about why, and what happened.
I'm sorry. I should've let you explain more, you know, and you didn't deserve that, I'm sorry.
I understand. Good.
This hurts the most though.
More than my leg or the gym, I mean, we can fix those but... she's too good for this to happen. For what my dad did...
I mean, she trusts in people, she sees the good in people, you know?
Been throwin' punches my whole life, and this is the first time I wanna punch somethin' I can't.
Not gonna be able to fight, man, we're gonna lose everything.
I got an idea. What you wanna fight and take my spot?
Everything okay in here? Yeah.
Coach, what's the rules on substitution for the fight.
Hey, these guys are bad, man, are you sure you're ready?
Only if we do it my way.
Street! Keep it tight, keep it tight!
Well? I got it! I got the grant!
Chin down! Hey, make 'em miss and make 'em pay!
You know I wanted to tell you... you look amazing.
Jasmine gave me a makeover.
She said I needed a little updating. You like it?
Like it? I love it. You look so...
I think tonight was the night I really realized just how much you've been doing for us all.
For me and for Jessie.
How much you've sacrificed.
When your daddy died...
I used it as an excuse just to... to check out.
I needed to feel numb... and it didn't matter what I had to do get there, as long as I didn't feel the pain.
Jasmine... she's a really great girl.
Can you promise me something in life?
You'll never take any moment for granted.
Not the good or the bad.
Because you never know how many of those moments you're gonna have together.
Live every moment... like it's your last.
No, thank you, Remo.
What're you doing here?
...five years, and that about sums it up.
The Sterling Kid has not exactly lived up to his sterling name, now, has he?
Ha, now that's an understatement, Bill. Sterling, yeah, right.
He's lucky he can't fight Manta for the rematch tomorrow night.
Amen, I agree. He'd get humiliated all over again.
And who's fighting in his place again?
Uh, hang on a second. It's, uh...
Remo Street. Never heard of the guy.
Street. Street. Another joke. Who the hell is this guy anyway?
Who... who makes these decisions, Bill? Who knows! Who knows?
No, it's not good, Ozzy.
Our sponsorship was with the Sterling Kid.
Not Remo Street.
I don't know what you're thinking about.
Doesn't have a laughing chance against Manta. You saw what he did to Greg.
Bob, this kid, he has got it.
He just has to... Has to win?
Otherwise, you lose credibility. The gym.
You'll be through.
We've been doing business for a long time.
So, I'm gonna hope for the best.
I just hate to see you go out this way.
Who was that?
Bob Olsen, from Olsen Advertising?
What the hell?
I thought Remo taking my place in the fight would cover us.
That's not enough. He has to win.
You don't think he can win.
Welcome, everyone to the Championship fight tonight!
It has been a long, tough road, with more than a few detours, but you know what? We're here now.
I'm proud of you. I'm proud of all of you.
Come on, bring it in, "Street" on three.
One, two, three! Street!
Street, listen. No matter what you do, fight from your heart.
Jessie told me to give you those.
But this one is from me.
Now kick some ass.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Tonight's fight, we have the challenger.
And the champion...
This guy is cocky and overconfident.
You will take this guy, just remember everything that we worked on.
Okay? You got it.
I saw fear in his eyes, okay? You keep doing what you're doing.
You got more heart than any fighter I've ever met.
Go out there, and take this.
For the family.
You got it!
Come on, baby, you can do it.
Make him hurt!
Take him now!
Street! Street! Street!
Street! Street! Street!
I was afraid to come back here. I figured with all the time spent in the hospital that everything would've been forgotten and all my research would've died out.
Yeah, I couldn't let all your work go to waste, so Jessie and I came here every day after school to water it, take care of it, give it some TLC.
Well, I am impressed.
What is this? It's a surprise, open it.
I figured something as important as a grant should be hung up and framed.
I love it.