We're only three episodes into MTV's new docu-series "Caged," and so far, the show has certainly packed a punch. With the fourth episode airing Monday at 10 p.m. ET, these amateur mixed martial arts fighters from the small town of Minden, Louisiana, are gearing up for some of their toughest competition yet, both in the cage and out.
MTV News caught up with Daniel and Matt a.k.a. Danger, who were visiting New York City for the first time, and they told us what fans can expect from this upcoming episode.
"For me, it's definitely my toughest fight for the season." Danger said. "I'm very excited for everybody to see it. ... Just fighting a really tough guy, really tough guy from a really tough camp. One of the higher-ranked guys in our state and in our area, so it's a fight I wanted for a long time and it finally came to fruition and it was a great fight. It didn't disappoint; I hope everybody enjoys it."
Fellow fighter Daniel said he's looking forward to fans getting to know his lighter side. He returned to the cage last week after suffering a knockout in the premiere episode and went on to win a tough fight on the anniversary of the tragic death of his girlfriend Hannah.
"I feel that my personality is going to finally start opening up a little bit more." Daniel said. "I'm obviously getting a little bit more used to the cameras and I just feel like you all get to see maybe a funnier side to me. Not just a robotic, deep-voiced guy that's always fighting for something crazy."
That's not all: On Monday night viewers will also be introduced to a new Minden fighter, who enters the cage for the first time.
"You'll get a chance to meet one of our boys, he makes his 'Caged' debut, John Wesley Reed," Danger revealed. "He's a great fighter, and everybody is going to fall in love with him too. So we're really excited about episode four; it's one of my favorites."
You can catch "Caged" on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.