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->''"Now remember - an angry mind is a narrow mind."''

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->''"Now remember - -- an angry mind is a narrow mind."''



* LoveTriangle: Mike, Zack, and Eve.
* MomentKiller: Mike's college roommate Kurt walks in while Eve surprises a recuperating Mike in his dorm room, wearing an arguably {{Stripperific}} outfit best suited for the club, not the campus. Far from being pissed-off at Kurt for telling everyone about his daddy issues, Mike deadpans that she already has a boyfriend.

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* LoveTriangle: Between Mike, Zack, and Eve.
* MomentKiller: Mike's college roommate Kurt walks in while Eve surprises a recuperating Mike in his dorm room, wearing an arguably {{Stripperific}} outfit best suited for the club, not the campus. Far from being pissed-off at Kurt for telling everyone about his daddy issues, issues earlier, Mike deadpans that she already has a boyfriend.


** One scene in the locker room has the boys dropping a plethora of MMA mainstays' names, including Mirko Cro Cop, Bas Rutten, Michael [=McDonald=], and that "buff, blond brother" whom none of them can remember, until Case appears from out of nowhere and says it's Kevin Randleman.

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** One scene in the locker room has the boys dropping a plethora of MMA mainstays' names, including Mirko Cro Cop, Bas Rutten, Creator/BasRutten, Michael [=McDonald=], and that "buff, blond brother" whom none of them can remember, until Case appears from out of nowhere and says it's Kevin Randleman. Walker is even referred to have had a classic rivalry with Rutten (maybe in this film's continuity Rutten is not undefeated).


Mike Stokes (Dean Geyer) is a college wrestler with daddy issues AND anger management issues. Zack Gomes (Alex Meraz) is a cocky up-and-coming boxer forced to retire due to an eye injury. Tim Newhouse (real-life Wrestling/{{UFC}} fighter Todd Duffee) struggles to make ends meet for his family following the death of his father. And Justin Epstein (Scottie Epstein) is a bullied comic book store clerk with poor self-esteem. These four young men are all set to take part in the Beatdown, an underground mixed martial arts tournament now promoted by college student Max Cooperman (Evan Peters), Jake Tyler's best friend in [[Film/NeverBackDown the first film]]. But first, they need to truly learn the sport of mixed martial arts, emphasis on mixed, with former MMA fighter/ex-convict Case Walker (Creator/MichaelJaiWhite) as their trainer. Walker is stern, strict, and largely humorless, and the trainees can't stand each other, but they eventually develop respect for their mentor, and the respect and friendship of one another.

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Mike Stokes (Dean Geyer) is a college wrestler with daddy issues AND anger management issues. Zack Gomes (Alex Meraz) is a cocky up-and-coming boxer forced to retire due to an eye injury. Tim Newhouse (real-life Wrestling/{{UFC}} UsefulNotes/{{UFC}} fighter Todd Duffee) struggles to make ends meet for his family following the death of his father. And Justin Epstein (Scottie Epstein) is a bullied comic book store clerk with poor self-esteem. These four young men are all set to take part in the Beatdown, an underground mixed martial arts tournament now promoted by college student Max Cooperman (Evan Peters), Jake Tyler's best friend in [[Film/NeverBackDown the first film]]. But first, they need to truly learn the sport of mixed martial arts, emphasis on mixed, with former MMA fighter/ex-convict Case Walker (Creator/MichaelJaiWhite) as their trainer. Walker is stern, strict, and largely humorless, and the trainees can't stand each other, but they eventually develop respect for their mentor, and the respect and friendship of one another.


Mike Stokes (Dean Geyer) is a college wrestler with daddy issues AND anger management issues. Zack Gomes (Alex Meraz) is a cocky up-and-coming boxer forced to retire due to an eye injury. Tim Newhouse (real-life {{UFC}} fighter Todd Duffee) struggles to make ends meet for his family following the death of his father. And Justin Epstein (Scottie Epstein) is a bullied comic book store clerk with poor self-esteem. These four young men are all set to take part in the Beatdown, an underground mixed martial arts tournament now promoted by college student Max Cooperman (Evan Peters), Jake Tyler's best friend in [[Film/NeverBackDown the first film]]. But first, they need to truly learn the sport of mixed martial arts, emphasis on mixed, with former MMA fighter/ex-convict Case Walker (Creator/MichaelJaiWhite) as their trainer. Walker is stern, strict, and largely humorless, and the trainees can't stand each other, but they eventually develop respect for their mentor, and the respect and friendship of one another.

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Mike Stokes (Dean Geyer) is a college wrestler with daddy issues AND anger management issues. Zack Gomes (Alex Meraz) is a cocky up-and-coming boxer forced to retire due to an eye injury. Tim Newhouse (real-life {{UFC}} Wrestling/{{UFC}} fighter Todd Duffee) struggles to make ends meet for his family following the death of his father. And Justin Epstein (Scottie Epstein) is a bullied comic book store clerk with poor self-esteem. These four young men are all set to take part in the Beatdown, an underground mixed martial arts tournament now promoted by college student Max Cooperman (Evan Peters), Jake Tyler's best friend in [[Film/NeverBackDown the first film]]. But first, they need to truly learn the sport of mixed martial arts, emphasis on mixed, with former MMA fighter/ex-convict Case Walker (Creator/MichaelJaiWhite) as their trainer. Walker is stern, strict, and largely humorless, and the trainees can't stand each other, but they eventually develop respect for their mentor, and the respect and friendship of one another.

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* GentleGiant: Tim. Soft-spoken, humble, wouldn't hurt a fly (outside training and the Beatdown, that is). Just don't mess with his mom and her unfortunate occupation.


* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: One of the crooked cops calls Case by his real name, Elijah. His father's name, however, is Casey, which does justify the nickname somehow.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: One Averted when one of the crooked cops calls Case by his real name, Elijah. His father's name, however, is Casey, which does justify the nickname somehow.


* TheCasanova: Zack, who makes no attempt to hide his being a player with the ladies, and even dumps Eve via text message.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Early in the film, a group of knife-wielding thugs decide to assault Justin because he's so wimpy and dorky. Despite training with Case and becoming quite a capable MMA fighter, the bullying and teasing often directed Justin's way makes him less and less mentally stable as the film goes on. This climaxes when he decides to waste the thugs with his MMA skills, and top it off by grabbing a metal rod from one of the guys and using it to beat another one of the thugs to a bloody pulp.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Early in the film, a group of knife-wielding thugs decide to assault Justin because he's so wimpy and dorky.Justin, who seems like easy pickings. Despite training with Case and becoming quite a capable MMA fighter, the bullying and teasing often directed Justin's way makes him less and less mentally stable as the film goes on. This climaxes when he decides to get revenge and waste the thugs thugs. After breaking some bones with his MMA skills, and top he tops it off by grabbing a metal rod from one of the guys and using it to beat another one of the thugs to a bloody pulp.



* FaceHeelTurn: Justin. Awkward and only mildly annoying at first, he's often the butt of his fellow trainees' jokes. But as his new-found MMA skills and the teasing get to his head, he shaves his head and eventually evolves into a full-blown psychopath.



* HeelFaceTurn: Zack. He starts out the film as being too arrogant for his own good, and even withdraws from the Beatdown, partly due to his bad eye, partly due to hubris. But as he realizes the importance of Case's training and develops respect for Mike and Tim, he learns to humble himself.



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Tim's mom, who takes a job as a strip club waitress following her husband's death.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: One of the crooked cops calls Case by his real name, Elijah. His father's name, however, is Casey, which does justify the nickname somehow.



* StraightGay: Mike's father, who left his family for another man.

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* StraightGay: Mike's father, dad, who left his family for another man.

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* TheChick: Eve, when she starts hanging out with then-boyfriend Zack and his fellow trainees.


** Tim, while preparing for his Beatdown semifinal match against Justin. Otherwise the GentleGiant of the four trainees, he finally loses his temper at Justin when he taunts him about his mom working in a strip club.

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** Tim, while preparing for his Beatdown semifinal match against Justin. Otherwise the GentleGiant of the four trainees, he finally loses his temper at Justin at the Beatdown, when he Justin taunts him about his mom working in a strip club.club. [[spoiler:And gets his leg whacked by Justin as a result, forcing him to forfeit their semifinals fight.]]


Mike Stokes (Dean Geyer) is a college wrestler with daddy issues AND anger management issues. Zack Gomes (Alex Meraz) is a cocky up-and-coming boxer forced to retire due to an eye injury. Tim Newhouse (real-life {{UFC}} fighter Todd Duffee) struggles to make ends meet for his family following the death of his father. And Justin Epstein (Scottie Epstein) is a bullied comic book store clerk with poor self-esteem. These four young men are all set to take part in the Beatdown, an underground mixed martial arts tournament now promoted by college student Max Cooperman (Evan Peters), the same kid who convinced Jake Tyler in [[Film/NeverBackDown the first film]] to join said tournament. But first, they need to truly learn the sport of mixed martial arts, emphasis on mixed, with former MMA fighter/ex-convict Case Walker (Creator/MichaelJaiWhite) as their trainer. Walker is stern, strict, and largely humorless, and the trainees can't stand each other, but they eventually develop respect for their mentor, and the respect and friendship of one another.

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Mike Stokes (Dean Geyer) is a college wrestler with daddy issues AND anger management issues. Zack Gomes (Alex Meraz) is a cocky up-and-coming boxer forced to retire due to an eye injury. Tim Newhouse (real-life {{UFC}} fighter Todd Duffee) struggles to make ends meet for his family following the death of his father. And Justin Epstein (Scottie Epstein) is a bullied comic book store clerk with poor self-esteem. These four young men are all set to take part in the Beatdown, an underground mixed martial arts tournament now promoted by college student Max Cooperman (Evan Peters), the same kid who convinced Jake Tyler Tyler's best friend in [[Film/NeverBackDown the first film]] to join said tournament.film]]. But first, they need to truly learn the sport of mixed martial arts, emphasis on mixed, with former MMA fighter/ex-convict Case Walker (Creator/MichaelJaiWhite) as their trainer. Walker is stern, strict, and largely humorless, and the trainees can't stand each other, but they eventually develop respect for their mentor, and the respect and friendship of one another.


* DisproportionateRetribution: Early in the film, a group of knife-wielding thugs decide to assault Justin because he's so wimpy and dorky. Despite training with Case and becoming quite a capable MMA fighter, the bullying and teasing often directed Justin's way makes him less and less mentally stable as the film goes on. This climaxes when he decides to waste the thugs with his MMA skills, and top it off by grabbing a metal rod from one of the guys and beating him to a bloody pulp.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Early in the film, a group of knife-wielding thugs decide to assault Justin because he's so wimpy and dorky. Despite training with Case and becoming quite a capable MMA fighter, the bullying and teasing often directed Justin's way makes him less and less mentally stable as the film goes on. This climaxes when he decides to waste the thugs with his MMA skills, and top it off by grabbing a metal rod from one of the guys and beating him using it to beat another one of the thugs to a bloody pulp.


''Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown'' is 2011's direct-to-DVD follow-up to 2008's Film/NeverBackDown.

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''Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown'' is 2011's direct-to-DVD follow-up to 2008's Film/NeverBackDown.
''Film/NeverBackDown.''


** One scene in the locker room has the boys dropping a plethora of MMA mainstays' names -- Mirko Cro Cop, Bas Rutten, Michael [=McDonald=], and that "buff, blond brother" whom none of them can remember, until Case appears from out of nowhere and says it's Kevin Randleman.

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** One scene in the locker room has the boys dropping a plethora of MMA mainstays' names -- names, including Mirko Cro Cop, Bas Rutten, Michael [=McDonald=], and that "buff, blond brother" whom none of them can remember, until Case appears from out of nowhere and says it's Kevin Randleman.


This 2011 film is the direct-to-DVD follow-up to 2008's Film/NeverBackDown.

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This 2011 film ''Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown'' is the 2011's direct-to-DVD follow-up to 2008's Film/NeverBackDown.

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