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Ring of Combat heavyweight champion Brutal Brendan Barrett stepped into the ring to defend his title against Justin Woods. It only took one punch for Brendan to put his future into question with a potentially career-ending injury. Watch as Brendan chronicles his journey of recovery in hopes he will fight again.

In Built by Pain, a short film by director Noah Shulman, viewers go beyond the octagon and dig deep into the mindset of MMA fighters Brendan Barrett’s motivation, overcoming adversity, and the ability to push through the pain. It’s a human story that is pinpointed to a key moment that put everything into perspective. Almost two and a half years later Brendan is set to defend the same championship title that almost ended his career.