This episode builds to LFC 21: Naughty 'n Nice. There is drama, resentment, and anger that plays throughout much of this episode. Feather 'The Hammer' Hadden [21-1] and Jolene 'The Valkyrie' Hexx [20-6-1], who fought at LFC 20: A Midsummer Night's Dream, had serious issues on the ride into the host city of Nice, California. It almost became the Highway to Hell when both fighters had to be separated.
This installment also marks the debut of Maxine 'The Boss' Frost [1-2] as the league’s new Prez. Her first order of business is to get under the skin of Joel Kane and to take Leon Hater from the Pink team, appointing him as the new head coach of the Black team. His arrival encounters genuine animosity from the Black team members, who collectively disregard his ability to coach them going forward. Always the professional, Leon makes it clear that he is in charge now.