More and more kids are fantasizing about becoming a pro fighter in the United States. MMA - Mixed Martial Arts - is, by far, the fastest growing sport among the youth. Kids as young as 4 are picking up ’kiddy classes’ taught by the professional MMA fighters.
The sport is tough and looks violent. Most parents still say ”I wouldn't let my kid participate”, even though statistically the sport is safer than soccer.
At the gyms there are communities being formed where kids all ages are mingling and taking care of each other. Strict discipline and respect is taught and children grow up self confident.
Contradiction about the sport is inevitable.
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