Oh, the debate rages on throughout the MMA blogosphere as to whether kids should be allowed to ‘do MMA’. While everyone is generally okay with the idea of training and sparring, most people have an itsy bitsy problem with the tykes actually going for broke on eachother. Of course, no one seems to have the same problem when kids are playing football or hockey or a dozen other contact sports kids of all ages participate in across North America.
Hell, being a kid is a contact sport in and of itself. I’d spend more time worrying about kids getting smoked by cars or shooting themselves in the throat with a handgun or the 1001 other ways kids manage to kill or maim themselves these days.
Sure, the idea of kids doing full-on MMA is retarded as a general concept, but on a practical level it’s really not as bad as it seems. I very much doubt there’s going to be any 7 year olds recreating the Wanderlei Silva vs Sakuraba trilogy anywhere, so what’s all the fuss about? Shit, there are people out there using tasers on their babies to prepare them for the cage. How bout we concentrate on stopping that first?