Local Filmmaker Matt Hickey takes us into the world of MMA with his independent film, Walking to the Cage. This isn't the big, high-sponsorship and high-dollar fighting that they show on Pay Per View bars like the Liquid Lime in Kirkland. This is its low-budget bastard offspring where hard-core mofos work 10 hours a day at some menial job and spend every other waking moment training to work out their aggressions by squishing somebody's head (and often pay for the privelege).
Over the holidays, Kevin Gilbert, the old STIFF Program director, was telling me about taking some classes at a gym to stay in shape and thinking about fighting in some bouts. I told him I had just seen this movie and mentioned that almost everyone had experienced some sort of injury in the process.
Filmmmaker Matt Hickey and several of the fighters will attend. Check out what the Seattle Weekly's Damon Agnos has to say about it here: