So I'm looking out of my office window at the gym (I work at the main rec center at OSU, sons.) and there's some kind of camp bullshit going on and they're playing california kickball. So this kid, no older than 8 catches my eye. Upon closer inspection I realize the little dude is wearing a tiny 'UFC 82' shirt, complete with Silva v Hendo pic on the back. It's fitted for him and everything. At first I was like 'damn this kid is a badass'. Then I started thinking about exposing a kid to the UFC and MMA in general. Is there a good age, or way to go about introducing such a violent sport? I know kids who's parents involve them in football and wrestling early (my brother started wrestling at 8). But MMA may seem barbaric at a young age I think. Punching and kicking. Elbows, chokes, and blood. It could cause some issues in school and maybe promote an overall violent outlook if not properly explained and understood. I know some of you guys have kids (that you know of), but any thoughts on this are welcome. Is there a good age or way to get your kid into a sport that you are passionate about? Or do you leave it up to them to discover it on their own at an older age?