MTV To air MMA Reality show “Caged”
MTV is airing a trailer for its new MMA-themed reality series “Caged.”
In a small-town in Louisiana, The show follows the lives of young amateur MMA fighters.
The show debuts Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV’s leading channel and follows four young and charasmatic fighters early in their MMA careers. It begins airing the show on Monday January 9th 10pm 2012.
In and out of the cage, “Caged” will follow the fighters’ lives. As is common with such programs, a tight blend of personalities gets camera time. Here is what MTV had to say about it:
” “Caged” takes viewers into the world of young people growing up in small town Louisiana, following a group of friends who are finding their way in the world after high school graduation as they struggle to make something of their lives and break out of the metaphorical cage they’ve found themselves in. This weekly documentary series will take an honest look into the world of young amateur MMA fighters, both inside and outside of the cage. One is dealing with his lost love, another tries to balance his young family and fighting, and another just yearns to make his family proud. It’s impossible for them to leave these issues outside of the ring, and each week, viewers will see how their personal lives and choices affect their chances inside the cage.
For these modern day gladiators, every day is a fight to break free from the past, and to find their future. It’s their chance to turn their lives around, and an opportunity to stand up and fight to make something of themselves.”
Recently the Louisiana MMA scene gathered some attention with the welcomed “Fightville” documentary, which featured a pre-UFC Dustin Poirier and veteran Tim Credeur, and others.
Approximately 500 million households can tune into MTV worldwide, including 100 million in the U.S. Making this another Huge step in the mainstream direction.
Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina of Joke Productions are
“Caged” executive producers. Dave Sirulnick and Amy Bailey are executive producers for MTV. The series is from MTV’s award-winning News and Docs division. What are your thoughts on the youth being introduced to the sport?