Do we buy Tom Hardy as no-holds-barred MMA fighter in 'Warrior?' Hell yes!

In the first clip from the film, Hardy appears to be an ordinary gym rat, until he steps up to oppose the resident champ, who's just K.O'd his last sparring partner. "I'll keep your boy warm for you," Hardy offers, but the unsuspecting champ is out cold within a matter of minutes after Hardy's fierce, brutal attack.

If this is a preview of what we'll see of Hardy as Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises,' we say bring it on.

Can't wait until 'Warrior' opens September 9? Lionsgate just announced they will be hosting special sneak peak screenings nationwide at 7:00pm on September 4, so go grab your tickets while you can.

See Hardy in action after the jump.