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    To be fair, does look a bit chavy though with the bikini clad ring girls and the beer drinking blokes, for a primary school aged kids grappling contest.

    Daily fail is full of it as usual, kids have been throwing each other around in Judo contests for decades now, it just is not so chavy in it's appearence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ty5 View Post
    To be fair, does look a bit chavy though with the bikini clad ring girls and the beer drinking blokes, for a primary school aged kids grappling contest.
    Was an exhibition match at the beginning of an MMA event, rather than some bizarre kid's competition with that set-up.

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    The Daily Fail having a go is normal, (do not be surprised if by next week it will have had an article cheering the latest 5 year old TKD BB as a huge Olympic hope...) It Tends to make Fox news look moderate and balanced.

    Edit sorry it was karate http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-shes-SIX.html

    The BBC had been better and modified some of the coverage after receiving comments pointing out it was grappling and interviewed a fighter/coach to get the other side. But they are still calling it "Cage Fighting!" in the headline.
    "This won't hurt me a bit..." - My training partner.:new_astha

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    You know who the real culprits are here?

    The BMA.

    Who have been making all the fuss and as usual need to shut the **** up about stuff they have literally no understanding of.

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    The problem is that 8 year olds are competing on front of a load of adults in an adult environment complete with cage, ring girls and beer swilling MMA fans. Even though it was only an exhibition match it was pretty inappropriate. Kids grappling contests should be done in a gym with other kids present and parents only. This was photographed and videoed by the public, that's also a major breach of child protection.

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    I do think the walk up, and having kids fight in a cage is kind of lame; but :

    Michelle Anderson, owner of Greenlands Labour Club, who attended the event, said: ‘There was nothing wrong with it.
    ‘The parents were there. Would people rather these kids were out on the streets with guns and knives?’
    Defending her decision to stage the event she said: 'The children were not doing cage fighting, they were just grappling, there was no punching, kicking or striking.
    'The event was perfectly legal. There was only one fight for kids, which was a demonstration fight, the other fights were for adults.'

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    What would we do without the Daily Mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Vlad View Post
    The problem is that 8 year olds are competing on front of a load of adults in an adult environment complete with cage, ring girls and beer swilling MMA fans.
    It was a smoker-type show with a family-and-friends crowd. I agree it's not massively classy, but no worse in that regard than kids beauty pageants or other such foolery.
    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Vlad View Post
    Even though it was only an exhibition match it was pretty inappropriate. Kids grappling contests should be done in a gym with other kids present and parents only. This was photographed and videoed by the public, that's also a major breach of child protection.
    Kids divisions at BJJ tournaments don't have the hall cleared in case of lurking paedos. I agree the promoter posting the video on-line without parental permission is a pretty serious lapse of judgement.

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    This was all over the radio this morning. Mentioned disapprovingly on the news headlines every half hour.

    Well, on talkSPORT anyway.

    Which makes sense. Because the radio station is not named talkREALITY.

    Edit: Alex Reid - good for the image of MMA in the UK? He seems to be more famous for winning Big Brother and/or wearing skirts and dresses when out and about than anything he's done in the cage.

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    It doesn't help that he's **** either and keeps ending up with his face smashed to a pulp which is sadly what the papers like to show whenever his name is mentioned.

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