In this episode, we try to show all the hard work that takes place before an event. With just seven weeks before LFC25, DXG Self Defense, the official training facility of the LFC, is a flurry of activity. The teams are working hard, and the in-house trainer, Greg Fredo, is putting the women through grueling workouts, that both challenge and prepare them for the rigors of the cage. Black team head coach, Leon Hater, is as steadfast as always in his commitment to the fighters; his rival and fellow coach, Joel Kane, is up to his usual confounding, yet effective, method of getting things done.
Watch as Joel helps Teri London to choreograph her entrance into the ring, thinking the accomplished dancer actually needs help. When Jolene Hexx requests a scouting report on C.J. Kellerman, her next opponent, Joel is of no help, frustrating the European Champion with nonsense. One positive note for the Pink Team is Joel’s session with newcomer Agatha Carter. Carter impresses Joel with what she brings to the LFC. Later, ‘The Prez’, Maxine Frost, warns Carter, who is known for biting her opponents, that if she uses her teeth inappropriately, she is gone from the league.
We tend to keep a worried eye on the scenes involving Andreea Vladoi and coach Hater. Andreea’s demanding nature gets pushed even further when she and Leon are together. The interaction in this episode is no exception. Andreea has an issue with her turn on the card, the fourth bout, and lets her coach know it.
Making their first appearances on the show are Carter, Kellerman, and Tasia Lockran, who spends some time in an acrobatic workout with Vladoi.