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[VIDEO] ArmFC Hosts Child MMA Fight, Puts the “Class” in “Class 2 Felony”

(Shit happens when Brett Rogers is your sponsor.) 

It seems that we’ve had to deal with the issue of child abuse more and more over the past few weeks here at CagePotato. You may recall the woman in St. Louis who videotaped her infant daughter’s decaweight debut and provided such insightful ringside commentary as “Ball up some fists!” as one instance of this. But today, Potato Nation, we’ve come across the classiest child abuse video of them all. We’re talking a top of the line, Armani-suited business moguls shrouded in darkness and purchasing sex slaves that were kidnapped at the airport level of class on display here. This is the Rolls-Royce of child abuse videos, if you will. In fact, the level of class in this child abuse video is so high, that it might not be considered child abuse at all.

It’s disorienting, we know, because typically, when treated to a video of a 6 year old and a 7 year old throwing down in a cage, your first reaction would probably be that of outrage. Toss in the fact that it took place in Armenia, at a bar surrounded by drunken patrons huffing cigars and cheering them on, your anger would likely jump up a few notches. But then you take a look at the awesome production value (yes, those are *actual* flames in the beginning), the adorable weigh-ins/staredown, and the scaled down ring, and you almost forget that you’re about to watch two kids beat the piss out of each other for entertainment. Or that a promotion exists out there that will allow this to happen.

So goes the story of ArmFC, an upstart and soon to be shut down promotion that recently forayed into the art of child fighting. And although the promotion insists that we are actually watching a “demonstration of the fight” on the Youtube page in which they posted this video, the fact that the first four words of the video’s description are “death 6 years fighter” leads us to believe that those running this promotion have a tenuous grasp on the English language in general. So by “demonstration”, they likely mean “we didn’t allow them to dip their gloves in candle wax and broken glass beforehand this time.”

(The fight doesn’t start until about halfway through the video, but you NEED to watch all of this.) 

Pairing Minas Avagyan against Hayk Tashchyan, the scrap is both a quick and technical affair. I hate to say it, but I was actually rather entertained by the fight itself, leading me to the moral conundrum I placed before you in this article’s second paragraph.

On one hand, this seems incredibly unsafe and abusive. I mean, the kids aren’t even wearing helmets for Christ’s sake. Hitting some pads in a Tapout commercial is one thing, but allowing two softheaded pre-adolescents to swing for the fences with reckless abandon seems a bit irresponsible to say the least. On the other hand, did you even see that guillotine? Effin’ A Cotton, was that sweet. And that Tito Ortiz gravedigger tribute/cage climb? Let’s just say that if I ever have kids, they will learn to do both of those things before they enter preschool, where intimidation and pizzazz is the name of the game.

What I’m saying is, I don’t know whether to be outraged or enthralled, so help me decide, Potato Nation. For once I might just listen to you.

-J. Jones

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Fried Taco- July 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Hmmm, seems to me it could have been a rehearsed match. You know, kind of like two miniature Bob Sapps. Also, where are the little girls in tiny bikinis holding the ring cards?
El Guapo- July 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm
Dude, brro, edit button forr you, my frriend... Twelve dollars.
"But the sign says ten doll..."
Fifteen dollars, forr you brro.
Mr_Misanthropy- July 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm
That's supposed to read five. I liked it when you could edit shit.
Mr_Misanthropy- July 16, 2012 at 11:43 pm
All joking aside, I don't see how this is any worse than six year olds wrestling at schools all over America. Sure there is no punching in wrestling but these kids probably don't have enough power to do any real damage.

I got knocked out by a softball at an adult softball game when I was fine and I turned out OK, right?

Mr_Misanthropy- July 16, 2012 at 11:35 pm
Brro, sign them up for Armenian Top Team, brro.

Welcome to Glendale, you need cellphone?
XENOPHON- July 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm
Like the U.S., Armenia is a Republic and is attempting to gain European Union status. I've witnesses kids in much worse environments, so the abuse claims below are based on the world becoming utopian, which will never exist. The boys appeared healthy, so no foul, no harm there.

Children being promoted in bars with cigarettes - is not illegal in most countries. Its common place that kids spend long hours serving, cleaning tables, and catering in similar environments. No one saw these kids with a bottle Ouzo.

Besides being indoors, its no different than a bunch of zealous parents sitting in the bleachers with a 12 pack of beer and box of Marlboro's. No foul, no harm there.

The foul is that as young kids, unless they are code named "Little Nitika" and being prepared for duty with Special Operations Command, or life in the Spartan ranks is that blows to the soft heads of a child tend to cause major damage - to long to list.

Jones has baited this thread. Fact is, as we are not Armenian - it's not our business.

XENOPHON- July 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm
back@Anhonestmoose - average 6 year old is about 48.5 lbs. (20.7kg). Your right. I don't think Armenians are know for their mathematical acumen.
Anhonestmoose- July 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm
Damn, what units of measurement could they possibly use where a 6 year old would weigh 128?
XENOPHON- July 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Fighting Fact:

Xenophon, a Greek general, mercenary, and writer serving in some of the Persian expeditions, describes many aspects of Armenian village life and hospitality. He relates that the people spoke a language that to his ear sounded like the language of the Persians.

Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes.

Xenophon, one of three remaining leaders elected by the soldiers, played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10,000 to march north across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes towards the Black Sea and the comparative security of its Greek shoreline cities.

Now abandoned in northern Mesopotamia, without supplies other than what they could obtain by force or diplomacy, the 10,000 had to fight their way northwards through Corduene and Armenia, making ad hoc decisions about their leadership, tactics, provender and destiny, while the King's army and hostile natives constantly barred their way and attacked their flanks.
Maine Blazer- July 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm
PLEASE tell me this was a Pride rules match
Duke- July 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm
I don't really see a problem with it. I know me and my little bros did much worse to each other growing up. Kids are tough and as long as it's properly looked after I thinking MMA is allot safer than we realize. Not like these kids are winging over hand rights at top speed.
Canadian Chronic- July 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm
that was awesome!
where do I sign my kids up?
Fuckin Seriously!!
stephenmonroe- July 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm
golden glove boxing start's at this age, the only different's is head gear. I had my first backyard boxing match when i was 8 with no head gear or mouth piece and the kid was 2 yrs older and i beat of this age dont have the power to cause damage . i had 23 street fights as a young kid and never got hurt, but i did take a foul ball in baseball to the face and my nose exployed in blood at 9 yrs old, but still man up , didnt cry and was fine, i wish i was younger when mma started, i was 28 when royce gracie first fought in the ufc, and started training with the gracie,s with-in the year. so people dont be so quick to judge and start acting like Nancy (The Cunt) Grace, all kids start playing sports at a young age and mma shoudn't be any different.
Clyde- July 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm
inherently dangerous. The parents should be in prison, the promoters shot and the kids in the care of someone who is not a complete retard.

I too am impressed with the prowess of these kids, but MMA is a hard game, and most people have a very limited career span. These kids could end up talking like James Toney before they finish school.

What the fuck is wrong with these people? I'd joke about this kind of shit, but to actually hold an event where you watch children fight? Words fail me at this point.
El Guapo- July 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm
"Dude, brrro, dude.. You didn't make genocide on his head, brrro, but Uncle Manvil and Cousin Karo are proud nonetheless."
Also, that lil whippersnapper's submission skills remind me of a young KarmaAteMyCat. His celebratory skills remind me of Jeffrey Watts.
Caralho- July 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Armenians at the worst. Anyone who has lived in/around LA can attest to this.
Ricardo Guitardo- July 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm
I'd rather pay to see this fight than a bob sapp fight.
RearNakedSpoon- July 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm
They aren't children, it's just that their commission does not allow TRT.
cagep_supports_cp- July 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm
delete this post and stop giving this sick shit free pageviews and free publicity.. jesus christ..