An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Steve » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:53 am

I saw a segment of the video. It was just kids wrestling. Hurricane Katrina in a tea cup.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Octoroc » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:59 am

The Lancashire Evening Post wrote:The dad of a nine-year-old cage fighter believes the sport has taught his son discipline and respect


http://www.lep.co.uk/lifestyle/dad_defends_junior_cage_fighting_1_3795822

I think my only real objection is that it was in a club and people paid to watch it.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Poser » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:19 am

Octoroc wrote:
I think my only real objection is that it was in a club and people paid to watch it.


What muppets pay £25 to see that gooseberry fool? It's rubbish.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by TigaSefi » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:21 am

I think it the setting of a small grubby pub is the problem here. As people have said, judo and stuff are fine in school enviroments.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by suzzopher » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:22 am

Maybe it was the only way to settle differences between the lads?

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Octoroc » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:24 am

poser wrote:
Octoroc wrote:
I think my only real objection is that it was in a club and people paid to watch it.


What muppets pay £25 to see that gooseberry fool? It's rubbish.


Waldorf and Statler?

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Venom » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:31 am

YouTube link or it never happened.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Holpil » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:57 am

My only argument is that they held both kids hands up at the end of the fight. One should definitely have been subjected to the bitter pain of loss and inferiority, cue rematch (which no doubt after this media hypocrisy would sell 10x the amount of tickets).

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:00 am

Children fighting for the amusement of adults. :|

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Poser » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:06 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Children fighting for the amusement of adults.


That'd be a very fair summary of many of the threads on GRCade.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Wedgie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:40 am

poser wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Children fighting for the amusement of adults.


That'd be a very fair summary of many of the threads on GRCade.


IRL :lol: .

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by captain red dog » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:08 pm

Weren't these kids on an undercard of a larger event? I can't believe people would pay £25 to watch just one match.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by timble » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:55 pm

What a nothing of a story. I don't know much about MMA - but isn't it safer than Boxing. AND these kids were not even punching or kicking.

Somebody mentioned the Daily Mail, so I clicked on to it and saw photos of people drinking in Cardiff. Wow. Shocking. Dick head Press.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by 1cmanny1 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:07 pm

So this is bad, yet entering young babies in pageants isn't?

Whoever did this story must work for a gooseberry fool paper.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by KK » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:11 pm

1cmanny1 wrote:Whoever did this story must work for a gooseberry fool paper.

Actually it'd leading across most of the UK media. The article on the front page is from Sky News.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Cal » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:50 pm

It's nothing unusual in Thailand - kids do kick boxing and such like all the time for public edification. Lots of fuss about nothing - and, as usual, we see the likes of the NSPCC getting their rent-a-quote dutifully reported by a clueless BBC (who clearly disapprove of this kind of thing). When will people realise that every child should be imprisoned in a cotton wool bubble and never allowed anywhere near that nasty thing called real life? I was chatting to a neighbour yesterday and she was telling me, without a hint of shame, how her seventeen year-old daughter has never used public transport because 'she doesn't feel comfortable on it'.

:fp: :fp: :fp:

Ridiculous.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Venom » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:21 pm

Cal wrote: I was chatting to a neighbour yesterday and she was telling me, without a hint of shame, how her seventeen year-old daughter has never used public transport because 'she doesn't feel comfortable on it'.

:fp: :fp: :fp:

Ridiculous.


Do you live in an affluent area? Where I live i'm sure many people don't feel comfortable on public transport, but that's South London for you! Travel on the upstairs of certain buses at home-time and you will be privy to a live theatre of shouting, arguing, fighting, empty take-away boxes, nasty women cutting toenails, single-mothers clogging up the walkway with their prams without bothering to close them, and more frolicks. Despite this people shouldn't wrap their kids in cotton wool because they need to be able to integrate with the local world around them, whether that be nice or not so nice.

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Carlos » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:01 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I think part of the problem here is that Britain isn't used to this kind of thing. Had this been in America where kids learn wrestling in PE lessons nobody would've said a thing. I would've loved to have learned freestyle wrestling in school.

I do think that paying to watch a couple of kids wrestle is a bit shady however. Kinda like those kids beauty pageants. The only adults that ought to be at this kind of event are the parents and trainers etc. like at a school sports day.


I would argue Drama is a more productive subject for an aspiring wrestler than PE

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Dig Dug » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:31 pm

Carlos wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I think part of the problem here is that Britain isn't used to this kind of thing. Had this been in America where kids learn wrestling in PE lessons nobody would've said a thing. I would've loved to have learned freestyle wrestling in school.

I do think that paying to watch a couple of kids wrestle is a bit shady however. Kinda like those kids beauty pageants. The only adults that ought to be at this kind of event are the parents and trainers etc. like at a school sports day.


I would argue Drama is a more productive subject for an aspiring wrestler than PE

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PostRe: An 8 & 9 year old filmed cage fighting in Preston
by Poser » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:34 pm

Cal wrote:It's nothing unusual in Thailand - kids do kick boxing and such like all the time for public edification. Lots of fuss about nothing - and, as usual, we see the likes of the NSPCC getting their rent-a-quote dutifully reported by a clueless BBC (who clearly disapprove of this kind of thing). When will people realise that every child should be imprisoned in a cotton wool bubble and never allowed anywhere near that nasty thing called real life? I was chatting to a neighbour yesterday and she was telling me, without a hint of shame, how her seventeen year-old daughter has never used public transport because 'she doesn't feel comfortable on it'.



Cal, that is a literally strawberry floating amazing use of Thailand as a shining example of a country that knows what's ok and not ok when it comes to whether or not they're exploiting children.

Nice work.

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