Boston Official Wants Ban on Anyone Under 18 Attending UFC Matches

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jjeans
8/2/13 4:07:26PM
On August 14, Boston will have an “Ultimate Fighting Champion Homecoming,” and celebrate the return of the sport to the city.

But a team of parents, doctors, and city officials are trying to put the chokehold on the “extremely violent form of entertainment” by banning minors from baring witness to the martial-arts matches.

The “UFC Homecoming” event, which will be held at the Barrio Cantina on Boylston Street and hosted by UFC President Dana White, is scheduled to take place just weeks after City Council President Stephen Murphy filed a resolution asking to put an end to anyone under the age of 18—even with a parent or guardian—from attending the fights. “Cage fighters at the amateur and professional levels have competed in public stadiums and on television bearing Neo-Nazi messages in their tattoos or on their clothing,” Murphy said in his filing during a City Council meeting on Wednesday, “and extensive research has associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents, including aggressive and violent behavior, bullying, desensitization to violence, fear, and depression.”

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GDPofMPG
8/2/13 4:33:26PM
palm + head
FastKnockout
8/2/13 5:05:39PM
"and extensive research has associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents, including aggressive and violent behavior, bullying, desensitization to violence, fear, and depression.”

The fighters themselves will be the first to tell you MMA kept them off the streets and away from illegal activities. MMA can teach adolescents discipline and self confidence while getting rid of the need for physicality we all yearn from time to time. There's always positives and negatives.
prophecy033
8/2/13 5:53:00PM
Come on Boston, stop being an asshole.


OnyxShadow
8/2/13 6:47:22PM

Posted by FastKnockout

"and extensive research has associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents, including aggressive and violent behavior, bullying, desensitization to violence, fear, and depression.”



I would be willing to bet almost anything that their "extensive research" = 2 minutes on Google and ignoring all the evidence to the contrary.
lll-lll
8/2/13 7:08:11PM
Lmao@the neo-nazi crap

Riley Cooper just used the N bomb. Ban kids from the NFL games too!

In all seriousness kids see more stupidness in the crowd at NFL games than anything MMA fights could match.
Chael_Sonnen
8/2/13 7:56:52PM
I guess that means no Shogun fans will be attending....

For all the Shogun fans that have to watch from their parent's basement and NOT in person, attached is a (P)ic of (P)erfection

Now, tell ya Mom - - - > Medium Rare!
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tepid55
8/2/13 8:33:13PM
This is more anti-MMA grandstanding that won't make anything happen.
postman
8/2/13 8:40:02PM

Posted by prophecy033

Come on Boston, stop being an asshole.



hahahahaBoston stop being an asshole
Manak
8/2/13 10:09:51PM
"and extensive research has associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents, including aggressive and violent behavior, bullying, desensitization to violence, fear, and depression.”

this has nothing to do with the UFC its called parenting and education not dumb ass bans
Budgellism
8/3/13 12:12:58AM
Insanely ridiculous...
traveller77
8/3/13 12:15:24AM
Do these Boston boneheads not know about the internet? Under aged kids will watch online or even on their phones, the ban will accoplish nothing but increase the average age of the gate. You dont need ID to order PPV either.
Do they really think these imagined problems only occur when teens see it live? More conservative stupidity
prozacnation1978
8/3/13 9:53:07AM
Pretty stupid from Boston part. Especially when your football team drafts a murderer
warglory
8/3/13 2:07:08PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Pretty stupid from Boston part. Especially when your football team drafts a murderer



Uh, you do realize this comment was about as well thought out as that politician's, right?
airkerma
8/3/13 3:33:59PM

Posted by warglory


Posted by prozacnation1978

Pretty stupid from Boston part. Especially when your football team drafts a murderer



Uh, you do realize this comment was about as well thought out as that politician's, right?


@pznbitches wasn't elected by the people for the people, he created a handle and commented on a story. Not a great comparison.
warglory
8/3/13 6:19:39PM

Posted by airkerma


Posted by warglory


Posted by prozacnation1978

Pretty stupid from Boston part. Especially when your football team drafts a murderer



Uh, you do realize this comment was about as well thought out as that politician's, right?


@pznbitches wasn't elected by the people for the people, he created a handle and commented on a story. Not a great comparison.



What do their professions have to do with it? Saying that the Pats drafted a murderer is an ignorant thing to say, just as this whole Boston UFC thing. Simple, apt comparison.
Webbie
8/3/13 6:35:58PM
I think we all agree that this is ridiculous, so what exactly are we arguing about?
airkerma
8/3/13 6:46:16PM

Posted by Webbie

I think we all agree that this is ridiculous, so what exactly are we arguing about?


F you, this is important
Webbie
8/3/13 6:49:17PM
There's the nice, mature response I was expecting
Bubbles
8/3/13 7:35:02PM

Posted by Webbie

There's the nice, mature response I was expecting


F you, this is important
Webbie
8/3/13 8:19:04PM
lol.