I just found this video courtesy of allelbows.com. I just watched it and I'm still trying to wrap my brain around what I just saw. This is absolutely unbelievable. There are two ways to look at this, but I'm going to watch this again just to make sure I didn't miss anything. There in no April Fool's joke in this shit. Wow.
Ok, from this point of view you have to look at this and question the safety of all the participants. I couldn't help but gasp near the end of the video when the guy got KO'ed, and laid on the ground for like ten seconds before anyone went over to him. Are there doctors anywhere? Of course, these guys agree to do this so you can't really complain about how much they get paid and all that other stuff. My main concern is the safety of the guys, even if they are mostly individuals with bad criminal pasts.
Then the other point of view is that you could say that at least these guys are not killing anyone with guns. I know Miami used to be the murder capital of the U.S., so I'm a fan of guys settling their disputes the old school way. My concern from this POV would be a scenario like this:
What if the two guys were fighting and one of the fighters got mounted on the ground and was taking punishment and the referee stopped the fight. However, the guy taking punishment feels like the fight shouldn't have been stopped? What's going to happen then?
I'm not even going to get into these guys calling this backyard MMA. I mean these types of fights have been going on since forever all over the place and I think most people realize that. What is crazy though, is that you actually hear people talking in the video about going pro. What are they going to go pro in?