Never Surrender is a 2009 film based on the story of a Mixed Martial Arts champion (Hector Echavarria) that gets lured into illegal, underground steel cage fighting. He goes into each fight fighting for his life as some, if not all, of these underground fighters are in for the kill and others are just hungry for fame. The film follows this champion through his life as an underground cage fighter. It is a thrilling showcase of how a young fighter in the illegal underworld has to fight hard and has no option but to never give up, to never surrender. It is a battle royale and only those with both mental and physical strength survive. The cast of Never Surrender consists of mainly real-life Mixed Martial Arts fighters such as Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva; however, perennial villain Patrick Kirkpatrick, who plays Seifer, and actor James Russo as Jimmy also make up the cast.