(A familiar site of the ‘Toofless Grin’ gym is seen but this time it appears to be getting a slight overhaul at this point. People moving new weight training equipment in is replacing some of the older stuff that litters the far corner and the pound of hammers can be heard as an octagon cage is being built to give Travis ‘The king’ Coy’s students something else to train in, rather than a squared boxing ring. A team of movers and construction workers are running about getting things organized as the tubby man, Travis Coy, is seen conversing with a production manager wondering if everything will be done in a timely manner…)
Travis: Well you guys didn’t take long to get things started; this will definitely attract some possible MMA coaches and even students. This is by far an exciting day; by the way how long will this take? I have a few of my students coming in a little later today to train.
Production Manager: Um, we should get the equipment in and installed within a few hours and the octagon may take the whole day to get assembled, but it will be worth it I guarantee it Travis.
Travis: Excellent, I didn’t catch your name… What was it again?
Production Manager: Ha-ha, you sure are forgetful; I told you it was Jeremy…
Travis: Right, right, sorry I got my mind preoccupied, one of my students is fighting in the Co-main Event on the Pay-Per-View this weekend ‘One Shot at Glory’. You watch Swift MMA much?
Jeremy: The fellas and I try to catch the events as much as we can each week, we did happen to notice Akeem Winters won his match last week, congratulations I’m sure you are very happy?
Travis: That I am, but he faces a tougher opponent in Liu Kaun then Mike Konda, that’s for sure.
(Jeremy nods in agreement with Travis while still keeping a close eye on his employees, making sure they are doing the job right and getting things done. As the team of workers continues about their business some of Travis’s students, Amon and Jamie duffle bags in hand, enter through the front door as a surprised look comes over them.)
Jamie: Nice Travis, finally an octagon to train in. I like this; it will give us a better feel for the steel cage in the long run.
(Travis nods his head at Jamie as he turns to greet them both, but was expecting his top prospect to be with them at this time. Travis appears to be confused and shrugs his shoulders as he responds back to Jamie…)
Travis: You got it Jamie, but, um where is Akeem? Did he not come with you guys?
Jamie: Oh he’s coming but I guess Allison Retty is planning to interview Akeem and the rest of us. Akeem had to go ‘grab’ something before he got here. Not sure what it is but he did say it would be funny…
Travis: What really? Well this isn’t the best time with our gym a little disorganized at the moment. Akeem can be a little weird sometimes; he’s always been a jokester since I can remember. Anyhow, how about you guys put your bags away and get ready for Allison when she decides to show up.
(Both Amon and Jamie nod their heads and leisurely saunter to the locker room in the back of the gym. As Travis continues to make small talk with Jeremy, the beautiful Allison Retty with cameraman following shortly behind her, is seen strolling into the ‘Toffless Grin’ Gym expecting to notice Akeem right away but appears to be a little lost as she calls out to someone in the gym…)
Allison: Err; am I in the right place…? I’m here to interview Akeem ‘Delirious’ Winters, his coach and training partners but I may have made a wrong turn…
(Travis takes notice of Allison, swiftly making his way over to her, licking both hands and trying his best to slick back his untidy hair. A large grin forms on Travis’s face as he extends a hand and greets Allison as politely as he can…)
Travis: Ah I was expecting you Allison; I am Travis ‘The King’ Coy, nice to meet you. Things are a little chaotic today due to the new equipment that is being installed, but you have found the right place. I hope it wasn’t too hard to find?
(Allison cringe’s a little as she gets a whiff of Travis’s breath while he talks to her. She somewhat covers her nose with her right arm and shakes Travis’s hand with her left noticing a few food stains on the back of his hand.)
Allison: I am guessing you didn’t actually know I was coming…?
Travis: Why do you say that Allison?
Allison: Well firstly, your breath reeks of onions or whatever those smells are. Secondly you have food stained not only on your hands but your shirt as well and lastly you look like you just crawled out of a hole that you were living in for years!
Travis: Well if I KNEW you were coming I would have tidied up a bit, but I was not properly informed that you would be making an appearance here. So forgive me for being myself… *cough* B*tch *cough*…
(Alison shakes her head in disgust and whispers something to her cameraman, he then nods and raises the camera to his shoulder, getting the interview underway.)
Allison: Hello Swift MMA fan’s, we are here in lovely Irvine, California with Akeem ‘Delirious’ Winters coach Travis ‘The King’ Coy at his ‘Toofless Grin’ gym. Now Travis, what were your feelings when Akeem won his first match in a devastating manner like he did on February 1st?
Travis: He stuck to the game plan like a pro, checking those legs kicks making sure he didn’t leave himself open and utilized the ground and pound to perfection. I couldn’t of asked for anything much more than that, but to get the KO on Mike Konda in the end was the icing on the cake. What else can I say? Akeem was really focused in that fight he knew what had to do to accomplished his goal.
Allison: Fair enough, but he faces a tougher opponent in Liu ‘The Grim Reaper’ Kaun. What is his plan of attack this upcoming fight on February 13th, at ‘One Short at Glory’?
Travis: Well Allison I don’t like to give away what we have planned, but let me put it this way, Liu Kaun will not be able to sit back and pick his shots on Akeem. We will be attempting to wear him down in the clinch, on the stand up and even on the ground; Liu won’t know what to do other then take it up the ass.
Allison: Right, um well where is Akeem at this point and time? I would like to ask him a few questions…
(With that said Travis noticed an odd site behind Allison, a man wearing what looks to be a robot costume enters the gym slowly. Travis tries to hold his laughter back when he notices the name “Liu Kaun” printed on the chest of the costume. Instantly, Travis knows who it is but plays along with the joke…)
Travis: Oh look Allison, it Liu Kaun I think he came here to say something about his upcoming fight with Akeem as well!
(Allison with a confused look on her face turns around as well as the cameraman and takes notice of the same sight Travis just witnessed. The man in the costume waves in a robot type fashion as Allison raises an eyebrow, unsure what to make of this whole situation…)
Allison: Um, can we help you sir?
Robot Liu Kaun: I-AM-LUI-KAUN. SIR-DOES-NOT-COMPUTE…
(Travis leans close to Allison and whispers something in her ear, while shaking her head right after. She then rubs her eyes and also plays along with the man in the costume clearly unimpressed…)
Allison: Ugh, why do I always interview the weirdo’s…? Anyhow, Liu Kaun nice to meet you, I wasn’t expecting you here at this time. It seems that you have something to say about your opponent Akeem Winters…*sigh*
Robot Liu Kaun: THAT-I-DO… HE-IS-GOING-TO-LOSE-THIS-MATCH-AGAINST-ME… BUT-HOW-IS-THIS-ANY-DIFFERENT-THEN-WHAT-I-SAID-LAST-WEEK… ERROR-ERROR!
(The Robot Liu Kaun being’s to shutter and shake as if he was ready to explode. Unsure what is going on Allison continues on with this very odd interview…)
Allison: Are you ok Liu Kaun?
Robot Liu Kaun: WHEN-EVER-I-REPEAT-MY-SELF-MY-BODY-BEGINS-TO-SHUT-DOWN. I-JUST-NEED-TO-GET-A-PERSON-ALITY-BUT-IT-IS-HARD-TO-FIND-ONE… ERROR-ERROR!
Allison: Alright? Akeem are you going to do this all day, I came here to interview you not a Robot Liu Kaun…
Robot Liu Kaun: AKEEM-DOES-NOT-COMPUTE. I-AM-LIU-KAUN-I-WILL-BEAT-AKEEM-AND -IN -TURN-MY-DOJO-WINS-AS-WELL. HA-HA-HA-HA-I-AM-SO-ORGINAL-WHY-DON’T-YOU-SIT-ON-MY-FACE! HA-HA-HA-HA!
(Allison, very frustrated rips the robot Liu Kaun’s head off, behind the mask Akeem is seen smiling and winking at Allison. She throws the mask to the ground as laughter can be heard coming from the background. Amon, Jamie, Travis and all of the construction workers including Jeremy, are all expressing their amusement over the situation. Allison clearly angry with what has just happened, attacks Akeem with borage of words…)
Allison: Ok where did we even find these crazies, first London Price and now you Akeem…? You seemed like more of a serious person, not some f*cked up crack addict! GOD! I am sick of this sh*t…!
(Allison storms off out of the gym with her cameraman rushing to catch up to her. Akeem proceeds to take the rest of the costume off as Travis, Jamie and Amon are still chuckling as they approach him. Akeem is greeted with a bunch of pats on the back and questions from his friends…)
Travis: What in the world gave you this idea?
Jamie: Yea that was pretty cleaver; I don’t think anyone has dressed up as a robot before in a Swift MMA Interview.
Amon: You a very funny man Akeem!
Akeem: Thanks guys, I was able to catch Liu Kaun’s interview before I headed out of my apartment. Ah gees, that guy is so predictable, does he ever say anything else? To answer your question Travis, I got the idea from the movie ‘Grandma’s Boy’ with that loser that talked like a robot… I thought it was a fitting touch.
Travis: That it was my friend, that it was ha-ha-ha… Anyhow as you can see the gym is getting a slight overhaul. Why don’t you guys in get in your jogging gear and run a few miles while they get this sh*t done.
Akeem: Alright Travis, we will. Ha-ha-ha!
(Amon, Jamie and Akeem go get prepared for a long jog as Travis heads back over to converse with Jeremy. All three men are quick to get ready and appear to be still talking about what had just happened as they run out the gym while the scene... Fades… To… Black…)