The career of promising young boxer, Danny Ford (Michael B. Jordan) is derailed when authorities discover he's at the center of a dog fighting ring. Danny's two best friends, Austin Darvis (Chris Chalk) and Ron Jordan (Nicoye Banks) run the underground dog fighting ring but it doesn't remain secret for long. When the police raid their warehouse, their friendship splinters as they rat each other out, yet all three wind up in jail. Several years later Danny's out of prison, trying to put his life back together when his friends return to pressure him into restarting their old business. Danny finds it difficult to keep his distance and that becomes even harder when Austin's mutilated body is discovered the next morning, mauled by the very animals they exploited.