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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    My dad was on a high school boxing team, same with my uncle. My older cousins grew up at the time that fights were "taken to the gym" and settled there with gloves, those were better times in my opinion. And I agree with those who basically say that things will get settled in a fight one way or another. I'd much rather have our kids bruised a little than killed in the street because they aren't taught to handle things in a competitive match with a gentleman's handshake after.
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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    My dad was on a high school boxing team, same with my uncle. My older cousins grew up at the time that fights were "taken to the gym" and settled there with gloves, those were better times in my opinion. And I agree with those who basically say that things will get settled in a fight one way or another. I'd much rather have our kids bruised a little than killed in the street because they aren't taught to handle things in a competitive match with a gentleman's handshake after.
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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    I think you're joking here, but I'm thanking you because I agree 100%.

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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I think you're joking here, but I'm thanking you because I agree 100%.
    I was being mildly facetious, yes, but this is a rare occurrence where I agree with that line of logic.

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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    BBC NEWS | Americas | US high school 'held cage fights'

    Staff at a high school in the US state of Texas had students settle their differences by fighting inside a steel cage, a local newspaper has reported.

    What a fine place Texas is.
    I challenge you to a cage fight ya wimpy east coaster. grrrrrrrr.

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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    Students have to consent to the match.

    No more or at least a reduction of 4 guys against 1 gang banging.

    More incentive for guys to get into shape.

    Chance for the unknown and even possibly nerdy guys to get popular (or a date )

    Adult supervision during the fight including a safety ref.

    The only thing I can see wrong with this is abuse of a "fight club" looking to pick fights and have it sponsored by the school. Granted though, most principals are pretty well tuned into this kind of thing. Well, there's the parental consent stuff too but then you don't need parental consent if you're going to get your ass beat afterschool in the parking lot do you?
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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    Quote Originally Posted by Keorythe View Post
    Students have to consent to the match.

    No more or at least a reduction of 4 guys against 1 gang banging.

    More incentive for guys to get into shape.

    Chance for the unknown and even possibly nerdy guys to get popular (or a date )

    Adult supervision during the fight including a safety ref.

    The only thing I can see wrong with this is abuse of a "fight club" looking to pick fights and have it sponsored by the school. Granted though, most principals are pretty well tuned into this kind of thing. Well, there's the parental consent stuff too but then you don't need parental consent if you're going to get your ass beat afterschool in the parking lot do you?
    "Mom, Billy says he wants to kick my but. If you sign this form we'll fight in the gym, with gear and supervision. If you don't, Billy says he and his friends will find me while I'm walking home and drag me behind a gas station. Your call."

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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    25 years ago we used to go just off campus to a grass triangle in an intersection. Bell rang, the two involved showed up, and the rest of the school surrounded the triangle preventing teachers from getting in, as long as possible. They had not authority there, but as adults they did put an end tothe fight if somebody had not already won.

    Best fight ever there was a girl fight. but it wasnt a cat fight. One of the girls really knew how to fight. She struck the pose, raised her fists and when the other girl charged with arms flailing she just gave her the hook from hell. Knocked her ass right out
    Better than any cat fight i ever saw before or since

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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    woo hoo promoted violence.
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    Re: US high school 'held cage fights'

    Quote Originally Posted by Keorythe View Post
    Students have to consent to the match.
    Yup, no bullying

    No more or at least a reduction of 4 guys against 1 gang banging.

    More incentive for guys to get into shape.

    Chance for the unknown and even possibly nerdy guys to get popular (or a date )
    All great reasons

    Adult supervision during the fight including a safety ref.
    Absolutely

    The only thing I can see wrong with this is abuse of a "fight club" looking to pick fights and have it sponsored by the school. Granted though, most principals are pretty well tuned into this kind of thing. Well, there's the parental consent stuff too but then you don't need parental consent if you're going to get your ass beat afterschool in the parking lot do you?
    Anythings better than the way kids settle fights today, cowards bringing weapons, 4:1's like you mentioned.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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