Summary: MMA street fights are becoming increasingly popular among young people, especially those who idolize professional mixed martial artists. Although it sounds adventurous and exciting, engaging in such street fights can have serious repercussions. In this article, we will explore the reasons why street fights should be avoided.
1. The Danger of Serious Injury
The risk of serious injury is the top reason to avoid street fights. Unlike MMA bouts that are conducted under regulation, street fights are often chaotic and uncontrolled. Fighters may use weapons like knives or lead pipes, which can result in severe injuries or even death. Moreover, even a simple punch can cause severe damage, including a concussion or broken bones.
The other issue is the psychological effects of an assault or fight. Most people don’t realize it, but getting in a fight also carries a cost for the winner as well as the loser. Victors may experience guilt, remorse or regret over their use of violence, while losers may feel a sense of humiliation, anger, or depression.
2. Legal Consequences
Many people believe that fighting is just a part of life, and that a brawl is an acceptable response to being disrespected or challenged. However, in reality, engaging in street fights can carry with it substantial legal consequences. Depending on the jurisdiction, it may comprise offenses ranging from misdemeanor assault to felony murder.
Moreover, even if you win the fight, it doesn’t mean that you’re above the law. You could still face civil penalties, such as damage claims, lost work time, medical bills, and possibly felonies. These consequences can follow you for a long time, hindering future job prospects and relationships. So, fighting now can lead to a lifetime of trouble.
3. Dangers of Learning Unregulated Techniques
Young people often use YouTube to learn new techniques or to see professional fighters in action. While this approach can work for the armchair enthusiast who wants to enjoy the sport from afar, it is not an efficient way to learn to fight. Worse, those who try and replicate the moves they see on YouTube risk serious injuries, not to mention the embarrassment of failing to pull them off in a real-life situation.
To make matters worse, these folks rarely have an experienced coach to guide them on how to execute the technique correctly and safely. This not only affects their safety in a real-world setting but also holds back their progress when working with legitimate coaches later.
4. Better Ways to Channel Your Aggression
If you’re looking for ways to channel your aggression, there are far safer and more constructive outlets than street fights. For example, MMA classes or other martial studies provide an environment in which you can spar and fight while learning techniques from trained professionals in a regulated and-controlled setting. It allows you to work on your discipline while developing your skills without the threat of legal ramifications or physical harm to others.
Other productive outlets include workout sessions, sports, or court games like basketball or football. These offer opportunities to build up physical exertion, allowing you to relieve stress in a controlled setting while forming important social connections.
MMA-styled street fighting is a dangerous activity that carries serious legal, mental, and physical consequences. The thrill of combat should not overshadow the potential consequences, both to you and the opponent, raising questions about the wisdom of such ventures. Instead, people should look for alternative constructive ways to express their aggression.
Ultimately, the best way to avoid the injury, arrest, loss of life or reputation is to steer clear of situations that could trigger physical rage. While you may feel like a hero when you knock someone out, remember that’s not who you truly are, and it’s not worth ruining your life and others with one wrong decision.