YouTube Fight Club Clips Feature Local Students 7-21-2010 - WNEM TV 5

YouTube Fight Club Clips Feature Local Students 7-21-2010

A teenage fight club caught on tape is making the rounds on YouTube, but what makes it even more disturbing is that there appears to be coaches giving pointers as the teens slug it out.
“What am I going to do to Jordan?” asks one teen in the video. “Well, I’m going to beat him up.”
The brawlers call it Reese Underground Fighting Project -- a series of YouTube videos show teens punching, hitting and kicking each other until someone wins.
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WNEM TV5 has disguised their faces because they are believed to be younger than 18.
“I got an invite from one of the fighters themselves to come watch it," Mason Drew, a soon-to-be senior at Reese High School said. "But it really doesn't interest me that much,”
Drew said he knows all about the brawls and he's even friends with some of the fighters. He spoke to TV5 with his parent's permission.
“Couple of them are classmates -- a couple of them are under classmates,” Drew said.
According to the YouTube video, some of the fights took place at the Reese Community Park on Friday nights.
“They attack each other with their fists, submission moves, feet,” Drew said. “At first it sounded pretty cool, I was going to, then I seen some of the pictures and I’m like, maybe not.”
The videos show different match ups and some even invite others to join in.
The group also has a Facebook page listing the weight, height and reach of the different fighters.
When TV5 discovered the group's Facebook page, 63 people were listed as fans.
Drew said he finds it hard to believe parents of the teens were unaware.
“I'm going to guess not all of them do, because some of them would be pretty upset if they found out,” said Drew. “I think some parents know about it and just don't care.”
Since the violent content was posted online, investigators tell TV5 legal action may be taken.
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