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What kind of parent would let their child do this...?

Posted by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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Children's MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States with an estimated 3 million kids involved

Inside the outrageous world of child cage fighting: Tiny boys who are trained to attack each other in MMA arenas.

It is the heat of battle between two MMA fighters hemmed inside an industrial metal cage. One kicks, punches and strangles his way to brutal victory. His opponent breaks down and cries tears for his mother.

But this is not an unusual end to another televised brawl between two fully grown brutes, this is kids's MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, which is rapidly becoming one of the nation's fastest growing sports among children.

It is estimated that three million boys and girls, some as young as five-years-old launch themselves at each other weekly across the nation engaged in Pankration - some wearing no head protection and throwing punches boasting gloves little more than one-inch thick.


I didn't know this was legal for kids as young as 5.. It's insane, I wouln't let my son do this!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487527/Inside-world-child-cage-fighting-Boys-trained-attack-MMA-arenas.html#comments

by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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cateringtomel
by Anna_Elijah on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Parents who want their kids to get ahead in life no matter what it takes!
Like pageants and competitive sports.
inspain
by Platinum Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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Oh, yay!  More violence-loving assholes in the world!  How fabulous.

Chandra314
by Silver Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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I have three-year-old twin boys...these pictures and the descriptions sound incredibly familiar to me.


...really though, eeew! So sad.
Epic Parenting Fail!
Sweetie1216
by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Oh lord, he got abs!

San Bernardino, California, United States: Mason

danijean
by Gold Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:08 AM
That is sick. Poor kids
csxt99
by Jennifer on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Oh, hell no!

Sweetie1216
by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:12 AM

I reckon, let's hope they make it BIG getting choked up like that.. O.o
 


Quoting cateringtomel:

Parents who want their kids to get ahead in life no matter what it takes!
Like pageants and competitive sports.


 

Sj218
by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:13 AM
My boy did BJJ for a few years but I would never allow full MMA competition.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Parents that want stupid kids!
TG3
by Silver Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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I don't see the difference between this and letting your kids do martial arts or any contact sport (basketball, soccer, football, hockey etc)

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