gyllespie wrote:I say let him go as far as he wants. He could get hurt or killed but that applies to everyone in MMA. I honestly don't see him going very far anyway. If and when he loses or hits a wall he'll realize it's best to quit and do something else. They key is to give him an opportunity and let him learn for himself. Sure, MMA is dangerous and violent but overall handlers do a very good job at making sure serious, life threatening injuries don't occur.
As far as he wants? How thick are you? Seriously!
He is mentally retarded. He has the mentality of a child. He needs responsible adults to do the reasoning for him. if it were up to him, he could die, because he doesn't know any better. Would you let your 7-9 year old child go as far as he wants until he is dead, or badly hurt, especially if you know he can't go far anyway, because he wants it? Pure idiocy.
Further, He does not have a normal body, normal mental acuity, or reflexes. He has severe arthritis. People with Down Syndrome also tend to have heart problems. Their physical brains are nowhere near as plastic or resilient. And there are more complications than that. Yet, you say it's OK for him to get kicked in his limbs, punched in his head, and slammed to the ground. Holy shit.
It takes experts to understand what he needs--responsible professionals looking out for his best interests and health.
I beg you, PLEASE: THINK, do some homework, learn about his condition, and fucking lean towards his person's best interests in an informed manner before you fucking comment.
I hope his parents aren't as thick as you, but given his father's rhetoric, I fear I might be wrong. I do hope he's not serious, and it's all hype-talk for 15 minutes of fame.
Shameful either way, as far as I'm concerned.