Juan Garcia is a boy on the threshold of manhood living in a gang-controlled neighborhood. His role models could not be further apart: his older sister Angie, a single mom, struggling to gain a foothold in the white corporate world and his uncle Manny, an ex-gang member, who has fallen into an acting career playing gang bangers since his release from prison. With the future on his doorstep, Juan, like most boys, can only think of girls and is unaware of the judicial system's hard line stance against gang affiliation.
A former boxer, Mike, moves to Thailand to start a new life. He is robbed and left with nothing...until he meets Yo, a skilled Thai boxer, and his beautiful, handicapped wife. The new friends join an underground fight club called "Fighting Fish" in order to make the money they desperately need to survive, and in this dangerous world, losing is not an option.
A mixed martial arts teacher who's still haunted by his failure to prevent the murder of a young couple years earlier must confront the skeleton in his closet when the boy orphaned by the killing shows up at his door.