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Boston Official Wants Ban on Anyone Under 18 Attending UFC Matches

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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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Post #1   8/2/13 4:07:26PM   

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Post #2   8/2/13 4:33:26PM   

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"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.

Post #3   8/2/13 5:05:39PM   

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Come on Boston, stop being an asshole.


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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.

Post #5   8/2/13 6:47:22PM   

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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.

Post #6   8/2/13 7:08:11PM   

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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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This is more anti-MMA grandstanding that won't make anything happen.

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Posted by prophecy033

Come on Boston, stop being an asshole.



hahahahaBoston stop being an asshole

Post #9   8/2/13 8:40:02PM   

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"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

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Insanely ridiculous...

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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

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

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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?

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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.

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