Dallas’ South Oak Cliff High presents: Steel cage fights

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We don’t know about you, but here at Sports Pros(e), there’s nothing we love more than a good fight.

Take two guys with chips on their shoulders and tattoos on their biceps, throw them in a chicken-wire cage and it’s enough to make us forget how mad we are at those AIG traders who don’t want to give back their bonuses.

It’s no wonder mixed martial arts is one of the few American industries not lining up for a government bailout (though maybe Elite XC should have tried that before it tapped out for the last time last fall).

But who is the next Kimbo Slice and where will he come from? For some reason, colleges haven’t added this crowd-pleaser to their stable of athletic endeavors. As it turns out, though, a high school in Texas could be the breeding ground for the fighters of the future.

In an innovative take on the idea of conflict resolution, South Oak Cliff High in Dallas apparently believed the best way to resolve problems between students was to let them fight it out in a “cage” of lockers and chain-link fencing in the boys locker room.

With all the concern lately about childhood obesity, we guess it makes sense to disband the debate team and go with a more cardio-friendly method of settling disputes.

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