How young is too young to watch MMA / UFC???

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  1. HeadCleanOff

    HeadCleanOff Blue Belt

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    I have a 3 year old daughter who love to watch the fights with me. She can usually only watch a couple prelims before she has to go to bed, but she really enjoys them. She can recognize when a fighter is in trouble of getting KOed or subbed. She says "uh oh, watch out!!!!" I think it is awesome. My wife is cool with it too, but I am wondering what yall think. Is she too young to watch this sport? She is not violent because of it, she doesn't hit people or anything like that.

    On another note, I asked her who will win the main event tonight and she said Stephen Thompson will win. Let's see if she can predict deez tingz.
     
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    Looks like you got a handle on it. Good job.
     
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  3. Drake

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    Well, i'm an infant.
     
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  4. CJohnny

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    I was 13 back in my first event live UFC 132

    Before that I was watching WWE until someone ruined it for me saying it was fake
     
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    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    It's fine. I've watched MMA with my friends kids many times. They're fine. If they start beating on their sister just straighten them out with a left high kick.
     
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    If you watch UFC 1 - 10, i´d say she´s too young. But nowdays anyone can watch IMO.
     
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    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    My five year old daughter will watch occasionally, she thinks it's boring lol.
     
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    Well, if she comes home from pre kindergarten next year with blood on her dress, then you know you started her too soon.
     
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    Just train her man, wmma champ in the making. RIGHT HERE!
     
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    KhabibTheBeagle Darren's Nutrisionist

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    I don't have a child, but I'd let them watch the fights with me, so long as they don't get upset. I would also explain to them that it is for sport, and not to go shooting double-legs on their classmates.
     
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    3betUSA Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Its your call. Sounds too young to me though
     
  12. ill0giKaL

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    NEVER too young is the RIGHT answer.
     
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    Naw, that means she likes dem elbows. Nurture that love, and grow her into a female Kenny Florian (minus the copy/pasting, schools don't like that).
     
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    Fighting can be brutal
     
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    the brain of a three year old is very difficult to reason with
     
  16. ill0giKaL

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    LMAO Not too often I laugh out loud, but I pictured it in my head as soon as I read it
     
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    Depends on how mature your toddler is I s'pose.
     
  18. KhabibTheBeagle

    KhabibTheBeagle Darren's Nutrisionist

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    I got the whole "WWE is fake" thing when I was much younger, but I continued to watch for a while afterwards because I appreciated the stunts, the storytelling, and the showmanship. I haven't really watched it in years, but recently,I've seen a couple of the Smackdown shows because they have Mauro Ranallo on commentary now. Mauro makes everything watchable.
     
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    Obviously, you'd have to find a way to put it through to them in the very simplest of terms and add on to it as they got older. Admittedly, I know very little about parenting, but I'd imagine there's a way to get them to not whoop other kids, similar to how you would teach them other rules, no?
     
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