MTV’s wildly popular documentary series True Life premiered in 1998 with “Fatal Dose,” an episode that delved into the lives of heroin addicts. Since the kickoff episode, the series has always maintained a distinctive, yet simple style of production and delivery – it chooses a subject, finds a few people who represent this subject well and follows them around with a camera.
On most trailers and advertisements for True Life, there’s a clip showing Muay Thai. For those long-time fight fans out there, you may remember Ben Garcia, the co-star in the 2004 True Life: I’m a Muay Thai Fighter episode. While Kit Cope, the other fighter that the episode followed, went on to be featured in a second episode, True Life: I’m a Mixed Martial Artist, and then fought in the UFC, Garcia fell off the fight fan’s radar.