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MMA athletes speak out about school fights

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - "Keep it in the cage." That's what local mixed martial arts athletes are promoting as they make school visits this week.

Spike 22 owner Melchor Manibusan addressed students at John F. Kennedy High School, saying, "If someone gets hurt or gets killed, it's a terrible situation for everyone. I say to these kids, find a gym, find a structured gym and not just keep in the cage but some of these people have great talent and can probably make a living off it. And some of them are going to realize that when they get into it and they train really hard and make the sacrifices, it's not really that easy."

Over a dozen students were taken into custody late last year after videos depicting student organized fights on and off campus went viral on social media sites.

According to Department of Education deputy superintendent Rob Malay, the arrests appear to have put a halt to the violent videos.

School visits will continue on Thursday at MU Lujan Elementary School and George Washington High School.

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