Thomas Q Jones: Fighting, Film & ‘A Violent Man’

Matthew Berkowitz’s new MMA-centric movie, “A Violent Man,” isn’t your typical fighting film. Whilst the plot loosely adopts the traditional underdog narrative made famous by films like “Rocky,” and there is no shortage of cameos from people in the sports-entertainment world ala the “Never Back Down” franchise, it also attempts to tackle much more difficult themes — including combat sports’ enduring corruptibility, domestic violence and institutional racism.

The film — which comes out Feb. 8 in select theaters — follows Ty Matthews (Thomas Q Jones), an anonymous journeyman who taps out the undefeated champion, Marco Reign (Chuck Liddell), in sparring, only to become embroiled in a murder investigation after the reporter looking to break story is found dead in her home

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