Michael is a cage fighter who was one of the best, until something happened in the ring that made him walk away from everything he loved. His relationship with his ex-wife is strained and he has to go through her to see his son, Jeremy. He begins to fall into a bottle and gambling just to get a semblance of the same fix he got when he was in the cage with other fighters. Michael wants to get back into action, but every time he even begins to think about it, his thoughts go back to that one night five years ago.
Dara is a young woman of 25 who has been living with a tragedy that has haunted her life and her decisions. She finds herself drawn to competing inside the octagon, but everybody she talks to tells her that she needs to have a trainer who can give her an edge. Her research brings her to Michael, but she doesn't think it would be right for her to just show up on his doorstep. Eventually, they do work together, and soon they are letting the passion they have for the ring spill into the bedroom.