In Sparta they trained their young boys to fight. From a very early age, the boys were being tested and being primed for battle.
That was 1200 BC. Welcome to 2008. Where Sparta has been reborn.
Thanks to the sport Ultimate Fighting, children as young as 6-years-old are now able to participate.
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Ultimate Fighting, has now moved from the pay-per-view audience to our own back yard. But this trend has many worried.
A number of medical experts have questioned what the effects of taking such a pounding will be on young, growing bodies.
But Tommy Bloomer, father of two fighters disagrees.
"We're not training them for dog fighting," said Bloomer, a 34-year-old construction contractor. "As a parent, I'd much rather have my kids here learning how to defend themselves and getting positive reinforcement than out on the streets."
And those in favor of the young fights said that it really is no different than youth wrestling.
Hmmm. Youth wrestling = pin the guy on the mat you win. Ultimate fighting = kick the crap out of the other guy you win.
Yeah, I'm just not seeing the similarity. But who am I to question this. I'm sure that kid can beat me up.