End of the World Watch? Children Now in ‘Cage Fights’
The writer for the Telegraph is aghast at this, but I don't find anything wrong with it. It's not "real" Mixed Martial Arts, it basically focuses on the judo and wrestling aspects of the sport. There were no punches thrown, for example.
There were medical personnel on hand as well as a referee who seemed to do a great job at letting the fight continue, but also stopped the bout before the one kid got hurt.
There are kids all throughout America in Martial Arts tournaments and this really is no different. The "cage" is visually intimidating, but if these kids were filmed on a wrestling mat I doubt there would be any concern.
My one thought was the scantily clad ring-girl should have sat out this demonstration fight.
- Greg Pollowitz