Look people, if you’re too cheap to drop $49.95 on a UFC PPV event, forcing your 4-year-old son to fight another kid while you sit on your bed and watch is a really, really horrible alternative. If this is how you get your MMA fix on a Saturday night, I’ll send you the money to watch Anderson Silva dance around the octagon. The following story is just evidence that a lot of stupid people are having kids, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
BELFAST, Maine — A Rockport man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his 4-year-old son was sentenced Tuesday in Waldo County Superior Court to serve two years in jail for the crime.
Pedro Delgado-Bristol, 26, allegedly forced his two boys to fight on Jan. 9 at his Rockport home while he lay on his bed and watched, according to police reports. The boys told a Knox County Sheriff’s Office detective that the fighting they did was like the Ultimate Fighting Championship and that they had to hit each other with closed fists, kicks and knees to the body.
The boys also told the detective that their father hit the younger one with a sandal about six times when the 4-year-old refused to fight anymore.
Detective Justin Twitchell of the sheriff’s office wrote in his report that the younger boy “said that he was being forced to fight his older brother and did not want to. His brother had hit him and hurt him, which made him cry.”
The boys’ mother saw the injuries on her younger son when she picked them up from a visit with Delgado-Bristol, and she reported the man to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, which in turn reported the matter to police.