Another backyard fighting incident gets UFC attribution from the mainstream media:
Twenty-three young people were arrested yesterday afternoon after a backyard slugfest patterned after “Ultimate Fighting Championship” contests.
The brawl took place behind a home at 25 Breakneck Lane, off Meadowside Road and near Meadowside School, police said, and 14 of those arrested were minors.
After police learned of the planned fight, extra patrols were dispatched to schools on the west side to monitor activity at dismissal time, said Officer Vaughan Dumas, the police spokesman.
As officers arrived at the Breakneck Lane home, several youths knocked down fences in surrounding yards attempting to flee, Dumas said.
“This was the first itme we’ve seen a planned fight like this, with scheduled bouts leading to a championship,” Dumas said. “We want parents to know that this is happening and to be aware of it.” The combatants were youthful offenders and cannot be named, he said.
‘Scheduled fights leading to a championship’ … those fucking kids were running a tournament! Badass.