Season 5 kicks off with coach Joel Kane meeting up with coach Leon Hater for a drink to discuss this season’s draft picks. Hater gets the first and second pick due to some shenanigans pulled by Kane in the previous draft.
Holly 'The Lotus' Mei (16-5), distressed over how she was being treated over in the Pink Team, took the first opportunity she could and pleaded with coach Kane to accept her into the Black Team. Being the joker that Kane is; he tried to trade Holly for a bucket of pucks. Hater, impressed with Holly’s record, accepted.
Audrey 'The Mongoose' Monique (1-1), dressed in a peculiar gown, shows up at the gym to try and convince coach Kane to get on her the LFC 25 card. Recognizing that Audrey’s mental health is not all there and the eye injury sustained from her last fight, declined to put her on the card.
Maxine 'The Boss' Frost (1-2) calls a meeting to discuss Holly’s trade for a bucket of pucks and how bad it’ll make the league look. In retaliation to the trade behind her back, Lauren 'The Animal' Fogle (6-4) is forcefully traded to the Pink Team in exchange for Holly. A trade coach Kane is very pleased with.
At the training center, Holly gets a warm welcome LFC champion Monica 'Flowerbomb' Garcia (16-5). Agatha 'Cannibal' Carter (1-2) and Tasia 'Thrash' Lockran (1-0) makes an appearance and is introduced to their new coaches and teammates. Jenny 'Bloody' Valentine (3-3) and Shelly 'Aphrodite' DaSilva (9-7) gets some advise form coach Hater on aggression and dirty tactics and how to avoid getting suspended (again). The fighters show no remorse for their behavior and even less respect for the head coach.