When I was thirteen, I owned Xpired.net which was essentially a hub where all the little junior-high school phreakers/hackers would download plans to build impossible-to-construct electromagnetic surveillance devices and other machines that would ensure you would never lose your virginity. There was a thing called ‘HERF’ which a few claimed could be assembled with parts from Radio Shack and housed in the enclosure of a standard backpack. When the device was turned on, you could allegedly aim the antenna at another electric device and disrupt the machine’s circuitry. In short, if Homeland Security existed back in those days, I would have finished the remainder of my high school education in Guantanamo Bay. You don’t attract chicks by coding HTML on a Friday night when you should be illegally drinking in someone’s backyard. Not at all. When you’re considered one of the greatest boxers and MMA practitioners at the age of thirteen, you won’t have to worry about someone calling you up with a 36-hour notice to tell you they are unable to go to the junior-high school dance with you (don’t think I forgot Alice).
Reshat Mati. Remember that name. He’s the guy that you’re going to be dropping your life savings on in Las Vegas whenever he joins the ranks of the UFC. Check out this clip from ThnkrTV of this thirteen-year-old prodigy owning pretty much every aspect of combat sports. Props to Ryan Ventura for the find.