Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Matt Lindland Documentary Continued

Written by: Mat Houchens

Friday, November 21, 2008, 20:56
This news item was posted in General MMA, Interviews category and has 1 Comment so far.

Matt LindlandFor those of you that didn’t see, Matt Lindland has a documentary of his life coming out soon.  We had the pleasure of speaking with David Vahey, Producer of Fighting Politics about the film.  David has been doing documentaries for 5 years now.  His last film was about 2 men fasting for 40 days.  This is David’s first sports documentary.

The story of Matt Lindland wasn’t something that came up over night.  The documentary has been in the works for a few years now.  When speaking with David, he wanted to make it clear that the documentary wasn’t a biased opinion only showing one side of the story.

There’s a lot of film makers and documentaries out there that have too much opinion, we wanted this to be an unbiased film showing both sides of the story.

For those of you that watched the films trailer on the website or in our other article, it may have appeared like a one sided story.  The film dives a lot more into Matt Lindland’s life than why he was cut by the UFC.  The film does attempt to answer this question however, Dana White and the UFC were unwilling to do an interview for the film or comment on the situation at all.  Dana and Dave did talk but Dana refused to comment on Lindland’s release.

Due to the lack of communication from the UFC, we unfortunately don’t get any official answers from the UFC but Dave talked with reporters from Sports Illustrated, Yahoo!, etc to get their opinions.  Some stated that what he did was wrong and should be released, others felt differently.  All opinions are in the film.  

Whether you agree with his release from the UFC or not, the film should be watched as it starts when Matt was an infant and shows the trials and tribulations that he had to go through to get to where he is today.  Matt has a fight set for Affliction Day of Reckoning on January 24th and we look forward to seeing him fight again.

We asked Dave to sum up the message of the film in one sentence and he had this to say:

No matter what adversity you’re up against, hard work pays off.

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One Response to “Matt Lindland Documentary Continued”

  1. Tim said on Friday, November 21, 2008, 21:35

    Seems like a good documentary.

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