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‘Enter the Jungle’: Ice-T narrates documentary about Jungle Fight promotion

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Wallid Ismail, one of the most charismatic figures in MMA, will give fans an all-access pass to his MMA promotion Jungle Fight.

In a documentary called "Enter the Jungle," produced by Alexander Harvey and Tommy Sowards and narrated by Ice-T, it shows how things work in the biggest Brazilian MMA promotion.

"It’s a hard job to go to the favelas, the heart of the favela, to look for new fighters. Now, I do this in Sao Paulo, Belem," Ismail told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "Most of the fighters in this documentary are in the UFC right now. So many fighters… We put more than 100 fighters in the UFC.

"Alexander and Tommy are doing a great job. They did all the work," Ismail said. "I just played real Wallid, going to the favelas, going to the cities, trying to discover new talent for the UFC and Jungle Fight. All the credit to the directors."

Many fighters currently ranked among the best in the UFC got to the promotion after competing at Jungle Fight, including Fabrício Werdum, Gabriel Gonzaga, Lyoto Machida, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, John Lineker and Bethe Correia.

"In Brazil, MMA is the second-biggest sport, losing only to soccer," Ismail said. "The trials for TUF: Brazil 4 had 600+ fighters. This is unbelievable. Brazil is the land of MMA. Brazil is not the land of soccer. The land of soccer is England. Brazil is the land of MMA.

"We have the best fighters. Even if we’re not getting a lot of UFC belts, Brazil is really well represented. I still work to develop and discover new fighters. If people wanna see how I do it, watch ‘Enter the Jungle.’"

"Enter the Jungle" is available on InDemand, Dish TV, Direct TV and Vubiquity.

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