If we’re witnessing the evolution of MMA, then MTV’s new reality show called ‘Caged’ is undoubtedly an act of creationism. The network’s new docuseries will depict the lives of a few recent high-school graduates that hold backyard MMA bouts to keep entertained in rural Louisiana. Here’s an excerpt from Variety Magazine on the show.
“Caged,” which takes places in rural Louisiana, examines twentysomethings who gather to fight in cages — all the while trying to figure out what to do with their lives. Series is set to go into production shortly and will likely launch in 2012.
“We’re always looking for subcultures to explore and do a deep dive into their lives,” MTV programming topper David Janollari told Variety. “What I love about the show is that it’s not just about fighting, but examining life in everytown America.”
Janollari said the fights will likely be shown in each episode, all leading up to a bigger fight later in the season. The bouts are intense but aren’t so graphic that they would offend viewers.
The actual debut date for ‘Caged’ is January 9th 2012 and MTV has released the first trailer of the reality show for your viewing pleasures. [Source]