Do kids/young teens watch UFC/MMA at all???

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  1. Gangstub

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    I mean, I've never seen any children at a UFC event, except for that one time Pettis brought his niece to a card. I see NFL, NBA, MLB and even WWE events cater to children for the most (except those late night halftime dancers). I dont even think Rousey brought in a younger crowd.

    Is MMA really to brutal for general audiences, or we truly neanderthals for watching this!?
     
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    My kid and my nephew do, but they got into to it through me and train now. They're 11 and 6.my 6 year old has to watch replays and no post fight interviews
     
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    I think most highschoolers or even middleschoolers know the "big names" like Conor and Ronda. Doubt many kids that age follow it religiously like us old men.
     
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    I started watching when I was 13/14 and I'm damn near 40 now. I"d have to assume that there are still kids into it today.
     
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    Wait, Sherdoggers aren’t children?
     
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    They watch things that cater to them like Power Rangers, WWE and FLWs
     
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    yes

    big, dumb children
     
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    Can't speak for children nowadays, but I started watching Boxing around 8 yrs old.
    Became an mma fans in my late teenage year.

    So I could see a lots of kids liking mma.
     
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    Where do you think Conor fanbase come from?
     
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    Yeah I let me 4 year old watch but it has to be a reply. No nasty ko's or anything. I like explaining the grappling then we wrestle.
     
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    Being at a UFC event is tough for kids. Many are held in Las Vegas in casinos, so not really a kid friendly environment.
    It's also a night life kind of event to me, so after it ends, people are going to want to party and enjoy what each city has to offer.

    I have noticed in the last few years that the overall casual fan base is skewing younger.
    Oh hell, if WME/UFC starts marketing to kids, Sherdog will be a shitstorm!
     
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    I went to the UFC STL event with some friends and there were multiple kids under 10 I said to my friend I find it odd a kid can't watch rated R movies but are allowed in these events. The youngest was right by us probably 4-5, doesn't bother me much just thought it was a little odd given the content.
     
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    I rarely see children at any UFC event.

    Sometimes babies, but they are brought by their stupid parents.
     
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    LOL she is training for the Reem!



    Revenge of the little blond kids!!!
     
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    i think we have clear proof of it...

    judging by the amount of fans conor has
     
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    I started watching mma on Nov 12,1993 when I was 14 and boxing after watching Hagler/Leonard in I think 1985.I wrestled since I could walk,boxed a bit and did some martial arts so it was all very interesting to me.I'm pretty sure half of Sherdog will be doing homework tonight.
     
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    Judging by the intelligence and social skills of the people on this board i would say the fanbase is almost all young teens.
     

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