New Breed of UFC Fighters? 2020 Kids MMA Nationals + Team USA Selection (UFC Sponsored) Worlds, Rome

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Should kids start this young?

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  2. yes

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  1. Irresponsible Dad Blue Belt

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    So are these kids going to be the next UFC Fighters? Rhonin went last year after he won nationals earning him a spot on the team. It was incredible. So many professional fighters from all over the world (UFC, ONE ect) where there coaching their kids. So many amazing kids.

    BJJ was the key. It really showed how important BJJ is to MMA.

    I just wonder if these kids are the next thing or if they started too young (arron pico)
     
  2. BRASIL WAND ▓▓▓AMERICAN TOP TEAM▓▓▓

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    Such a hick thing to organize... Name checks out.
     
  3. Bu11etproof_JBE Banned Banned

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    I've been reading these "new breed" comments for 10+ years now.
     
  4. DeathStroke Purple Belt

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    I think they started too young.

    By the time they're old enough to compete (UFC etc) theres a high chance of their bodies being used up/broken.
     
  5. Ogata Silver Belt

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    Whatever happened to those Mohawk brothers?
     
  6. Jongoatjones7 Banned Banned

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    Kids should only focus on wrestling. Look at Jones, GSP, DC, and Usman.
     
  7. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    I want to self identify as a kid and join. It's 2020, thats cool right?
     
  8. Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt) Double Yellow Card

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    Does this coincide with your username of "Irresponsible Dad?"
     
  9. pride_rules Purple Belt

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    didnt you make a similar thread yesterday claiming the one kid as your own asking if it was too young?
    rhetorical question... you did....
    so why again?
     
  10. HenryFlower (sheesh!)

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    kids mma might be the dumbest shit i have ever heard of.
     
  11. Irresponsible Dad Blue Belt

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    no i didn’t... just posted a video of my kid in a karate match. Sherdog is the ones that freaked out. It was about MMA vs Karate nothing about kids to young to fight.
     
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    too young - not a good idea ...and yet, pulls better ratings than WMMA .


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  13. 3nigma Brown Belt

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    Why does this look like pure aggression? Looks like these kids are just going out there and looking to bang. No head movement, defence, foot work.
     
  14. josephsjoseph Purple Belt

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    this is so confusing to me because the sport has already seen fighters who have been in fights since they were a kid. does this increase head trauma and end them chinny by twenty? idk. there are also fighters who have been kos more times than you can count and they seem fine but some people get hit once and are never the same.
    maybe if you do it as a kid the body and brain adapt better as you grow?
    on the surface this seems idiotic. fighting can lead to permanent injury or disfiguration and to have a kid make a choice like that early on I just don't know.
    I have known transgender people who said if they had been allowed to transition early on they would be much happier but everyone knows how heated the debate is around that. I'm sure most fighters wish they started earlier. who knows what is right and wrong.
     
  15. agibmxmma Ex Pro Fighter. Omerta, Live Aloha!

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    Def not too young. Kids compete in every other form of Combat Sport/Martial Arts from younger ages. In Thailand kids are turning Pro in Muay Thai before reaching age of 10, and it has been like so for decades. I myself have my daughter in Judo, Boxing and Wrestling currently at the age of 4. I also teach MMA, and I allow kids as young as 5 in our kids classes, as long as they are potty trained and in at least Kindergarten.
     
  16. Ken Fresno Interim Belt

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    Who's to say what's too young TS?

    I mean, Antonio Brown did make a lot of money and score a lot of touchdowns.

    Peaks and valleys, you know?

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  17. TRYHARD 2001 Silver Belt

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    They're probably smoking trees and just being generic teens.

    It's died down quite a bit from it's peak in 2007, but you've still got dads out there living their MMA dream vicariously through their kids. You can identify the kids by their ridiculous first names (Thor, Odin, Maximus, etc), hairstyle (mohawk, mohawk, mohawk), and intense desire to appease their fathers. You can recognize the fathers by their physique (the faded bodybuilder look complete with fake n' bake), their fashion sense (still rocking an Affliction shirt), and their desire to talk MMA for hours with complete strangers in between screaming non-sensical advice to their children in practice sessions. They can't fight a lick themselves mind you...
     
  18. NicholasJBasile Hoping to fight some day...

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    From my own anecdotal evidence, the best fighters seem to be on the wrestling mat at that age or at least training each art individually, but I am not a coach and my opinion is not a very significant one. I've seen kids that only train and compete in MMA/pankration from a young age to a young adult and they became decent but their skills never really developed. I reckon that if kids train BJJ, wrestling, and kickboxing as separate entities and take the time to understand the subtleties of each aspect of fighting and then blend it together with MMA they are most effective -- just my 2 cents -- someone with a coaching background would have better insight than me.
     
  19. agibmxmma Ex Pro Fighter. Omerta, Live Aloha!

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    No, you are correct in your thoughts on things braddah.
     
  20. Iron Monger Brown Belt

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    Or add jjb too. But training striking too young is going to destroy their chins earlier than most.
     

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