fighting at the nec

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    My youngest son took up cage fighting last year and he has got his first fight at the nec today.
    my wife is not to happy but he really enjoys it.He does 5 differant martial arts trains every night and plays football 3 times a week.I have just heard he has won his first one.
    I must admit when i have seen it on the tv i was not that keen on it myself but he has told me there is alot of disipline involved and if he really enjoys it then i should support him.
    Thought about trying to get there to see it but i would be tempted to get in the ring myself if i saw him getting hurt so stayed away as i am to old for that game.In my mind i can do it but not sure about the body.
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    I have just seen the fight and it looked like he was up against the hulk.My son is classed as intermediary and he as been up against advanced.Won the first one and lost the second on points to another advanced.
    He said he did not mind losing the second because he would have been up against his wrestling coach in the final.Sounds like he had a goodday.I will try to upload the fight for anyone interested but not good at that sort of thing (still type with one finger) if i cant do it i will try to get my daughter to.
    Dave
     
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    That's a tough game.

    Healthy sport to be involved in though .... I think:Laughing:
     
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    I used to cage fignt, i did well against the budgies, but them parotts beat me everytime:BigGrin:
     
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    Well done to your son :thumb:
     
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    Well done to your lad from me as well. There's a guy in my office does this. It's really made him grow up and he has become the nicest and most docile chap you can meet.

    It gets rid of any aggression and it's a real discipline.
     
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    Back in the early 1990's watching the Gracie brothers in the UFC was great fun, good ground fighters easily beat the big punchers and kickers. Not seen a mixed martial arts event for ages, last went one in Milton Keynes to support a friend, but if you know a fighter, watching can be stressful:Smile:
     
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    Cage fighting

    How can anyone call this a sport or support it. It is no more than a base moronic spectacle watched by baying, screaming, whooping women and cheering idiot men. They are no more civilised than the spectators of Roman gladiators. I know the contestants are volunteers and take part of their own free will, that somehow makes it worse, how does that justify wanting to damage another human being for the edification of the onlookers and self gratification of contestants. How can anyone think that this disgusting item should be part of a modern decent society. What's next, lets encourage bear baiting. Dog fighting, cock fighting etc.
     
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    Guess that makes me a moron in your eyes:thumb:Maybe you should find out a little more about a subject before you so rudely condemn it.Just like any form of contact sport their are rules and skills try being a little more tollerant of other peoples views
     
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    sounds like you are up for a fight :Rofl1:
     
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    nobody has to watch it!but for you to call anyone interested in this discipline,morons and idiots is totally unacceptable.If you don't like it don't watch it,not everyone will like what you like but we'll leave it at that,you obviously have no idea of the mental or physical strength and discipline needed to partake in such a sport.Horses for courses:Angry:
     
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    cage fighting

    Perhaps I am rude but I know all I need to know, sure there might be rules. Gladiators had rules too.

    Why use a cage, for Gods sake. Is that to give the impression that contestants cannot escape. or is it to stop the crowd joining in. Totally not needed. Sensationalist and detracting to any skills displayed.
     
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    Then I'm cheering idiot :RollEyes: but, I know how much time, dedication and training pain say a jiu jitsu player invests over many, many years. Then the cross training, learning how to counter the techniques of the various disciplines he might face in a mixed Martial Arts event, testing his skills against others. I know how much respect the players have for each other, I understand the rules (of which there are many) I also appreciate that wrestling of some sort has played an important part in every civilized society in the world for thousands of years. I understand that some people would rather watch flowers grow, but each to their own :Smile:
     
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    God Bless our 'enery. He wasn't a cage fighter -just a fighter and look how we all loved him. Give the young lad a chance and better than out running the streets getting into trouble It will teach him respect and discipline and keep him fit too. I know a Cage Fighter, Wayne, here in Plymouth, Been in Prison a few times, hard as nails but now a lovely bloke with a young family. He enjoys the sport and has done well and it has changed his attitude to violence Its now IN the ring NOT outside it:thumb:
     
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    Well done to your son, I used to video cage fights at the martial arts dojo on our trading estate and I've seen the dedication and effort these guys put in and the discipline and control they get out of it. One of my favourite fighters is a farrier and he can really punch more than his weight but its all about control not trying to injure your opponent.

    D.
     
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    Think it was probably the way I kicked his ass at darts a couple of years ago that insired him Dave :Wink:
    Had no where to take his anger too so ended up in a cage.:Rofl1:

    Seriously though, I respect Iansm point of view, But the training and discipline shown by these artists is collosall. Acheiving in any sport is tough, but being in a position to actually step in a ring in both fitness and mental state takes some doing.
    He's already beat my ring record of 3 fights and 3 defeats :Laughing:

    So wish him well and perhaps we can get a little get together done to go and shout him on:thumb:
    for those that want too. :Wink:
     
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    Interesting.. I notice you omitted football and rugby from the post .. Surely they are on the same level ( just better paid ) ?
     
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    I have a lot more respect for cage fighters and boxers than I do for soccer players.

    My brother in law hangs around with a few fighters and they are good normal blokes. Normal people , not posers.

    Even if they were posers I wouldn't call them that name :Laughing:
     
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    You know what is really odd.

    I have known a few pro and semi pro football players.. and if they are anything to go by .. well I would be quite happy if I never had to socialise with another as long as I live !!

    But boxers and cage fighters ? Every single one I have ever met tend towards the quiet, introvert end of the spectrum.

    It is worth remembering that a licensed boxer DARE not get in to a fist fight out side the ring as he can be prosecuted for using weapons !

    A cage fighter I have known for a good many years is by profession a musician, by nature a very lovely guy, and is presently working for Suffolk police doing defensive combat training
     
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