Is Your Kid Tough Enough For MMA?

Youth MMA is the next 'Toddlers and Tiaras' of reality television.


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My Facebook news feed has been full of links to various photos of muscled bound children beating each other up and crying. Apparently, parents all around the country are sending their kids to Mix Martial Arts training camps so they can be the next UFC sensation. You have check out Sebastian Montalvo's photos of 7 year old fighters in the octagon. I stumbled across this video of a Tucson kids camp at the APEX MMA training facility. The 20 second video highlights children attacking punching bags, heel toe dancing on medicine balls and doing push ups.

It's like Battle Royale training.

I have a respect for the fighters and the sport, but whatever happen to little league baseball or the chess club? I guess fighting is good exercise, but should parents subject their children to this kind of violence? One can argue that Pop Warner football is just as bad or worse.

I can't wait for the History Channel to make this concept a reality television show. Just imagine the all the failed MMA fathers living vicariously through their children looking for their 15 minutes of fame. You would watch it. Don't lie.

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