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Jon Fitch ‘Such Great Heights’ Documentary Trailer

(Hopefully this poster isn’t hinting that there’ll be an obligatory shower scene in the movie like we got blindsided with in ‘The Death and Life of Bobby Z’)

If you’re a fan of MMA documentaries, the upcoming one about Jon Fitch, "Such Great Heights" which is slated for release later this year, looks pretty damn good, regardless if you’re a fan of his or not.

Check out the trailer:

(Video courtesy YouTube/FlyingPenguinPictures)

Here’s the synopsis of the film sent out by the film’s producer:

"Such Great Heights," is an intimate look inside the world of mixed martial arts fighting. The film follows top UFC Welterweight Contender Jon Fitch, both inside and outside of the cage, as he prepares to do battle with Champion Georges St. Pierre. Intensity and emotion move toward critical mass as fight night approaches and a tight knit team rallies around Jon.
   While Fitch prepares for this climactic moment in his life, the story weaves through the daily triumphs and challenges of the other fighters at the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA). The film explores the grueling lifestyles of these fighters as they deal with everything from their personal demons to finding a place to sleep at night.
   The film features UFC stars Jon Fitch, Cain Velasquez, Josh Koscheck and Mike Swick and their coaches as well as fighters Josh Thomson, Bobby Southworth, Pat Minihan, Matt Major, Nathan Moore, Nate James and Luke Rockhold. It is directed by Jonah Tulis. It is produced by Tulis, Philip Frank and Jesse Osher. "Such Great Heights" is presented in high definition and Dolby Digital surround sound."

Prior to UFC 107, select members of the MMA media as well as a handful of UFC employees were treated to an advance screening of the film. Considering I fall under both of those categories, I’m going to say that my invite got lost by our Canadian mail system and leave it at that.

Anyway, both UFC color analyst Joe Rogan and Versus and MMA Fighting reporter Ariel Helwani both called the movie a "must-see," so I’ll take their word on it. Mark Kerr‘s "The Smashing Machine" and Renzo Gracie‘s "Legacy" are two of my top 10 all-time favorite documentaries from any genre, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one, too, even if I do have to go pay to see it in select theatres or on DVD.

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ghostboner- July 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm
The UFC Snooz-O-Meter:

1-Jake Shields
2-Jake Shields
3-Jon Fish
5-Tito Ortiz

Jon Fitch is working hard to take back that #2 slot, and a solid lay and pray over Thiago Alves should push him back to second place. Then he will be the top contender, and we can finally get the good, deep, restful sleep that we have all needed when Shields and Fish square off.
rlh61- July 28, 2010 at 6:27 am
I second the ranking of 'The Smashing Machine'. It's was interesting to see Kerr and Coleman in thier heyday. Rule changes and a general lack of mental stability marked the end of Kerr, but he sure was vicious at his peak. I was only a casual fan before watching this around '02/'03.

Prior to that I had to settle on renting VCR tapes of past events. One of the first ones I remember watching was Maurice Smith kick-box the shit out of Mark Coleman at UFC 14...hell, Coleman ran out of gas in that one too.

That link sent me down memory lane...I need a beer.
FightZen- July 28, 2010 at 5:04 am
Wait... who's an employee of the UFC now?
Steffmeister- July 28, 2010 at 4:46 am
Thanks for the link to "The Smashing Machine" ... great doc, but where is the ending, part3?
ilvbllythekd12- July 28, 2010 at 1:06 am
LOL at GhostBoner, though I'm a Jake fan :)

This doc seems depressing. I don't know if it's the music, or the fact I already know how the Fitch/GSP fight turns out, but that trailer just brought my mood down like ten notches. Think I'll watch the GSP "not impressed" vid now to raise my spirits.
boober- July 28, 2010 at 12:54 am
Seems kinda gay...
Tai-Pan- July 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm
^^^^ Good shit

Also a Fitch fan. And he will beat Alves, again.
Dick_Gozenya- July 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm
Jake Shields is so boring...

... somebody decided to make a movie about Jon Fitch.
ghostboner- July 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm
I am a fan of Fitch the person and the fighter. I think he is the legit #2 WW in the world. Unfortunately GSP beat the desire to stand and kickbox right out of him, but I think his striking game is underrated and he prob only needs to lay and pray with a couple guys at 170. Also unfortunately, Alves is prob one of the guys he needs to lay and pray with, so if he wants to remain #2 he will have do himself a favor by not doing himself a favor and open up the Shields playbook on Alves.
maclaren- July 27, 2010 at 10:28 pm
I like Fitch
Almost North- July 27, 2010 at 10:05 pm
Finished dry humping it you mean?

I actually am a fan of Fitch the person, despite his silly mean mugging for the camera. His style however is agonizing.
ghostboner- July 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm
Jake Shield is so boring his pre fight warm up includes watching this film.
ghostboner- July 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm
I am prob the biggest (only) Fitch fan on the site. That said...

I wonder if Fitch actually finished the documentary?
Payday- July 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm
This will be a three hour long film of Fitch laying on random guys, occasionally throwing a short punch and generally doing an awesome wet blanket impersonation.

The film ends with Cecil Peoples holding up a scorecard scoring the fight 29-28 for the cameraman.
Almost North- July 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm
'Such Great Heights' by unanimous decision over all other documentaries.*

*Guarantee does not cover documentaries made for, in, about, or in any way related to Quebec.
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- July 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm
will watch when i need help sleeping
Adam Bomb- July 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Looks interesting, definitely going to have to pick this one up when it comes out.
Kintamachikara- July 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm