Stout fights violence against unwilling participants

by Raj Giri | source: fightline.com
 

For UFC lightweight contender Sam Stout, ending violence both in the household and at school is something that he has become vigorously dedicated to.

On June 10th at the Vancouver Players Chophouse, Stout, alongside head coach Shawn Tompkins, orchestrated an event to coincide with the UFC in which MMA notables such as former champ Pat Miletich, fighters Joey Beltran, Chris Horodecki, and Kultar Gill were in attendance, all in the name of a budding anti-bullying coalition.

"I think we're in a good position to get some attention on those things," said the 27-year-old in an interview with FightLine.com. "We're in combat sports but we want to make it clear that it's a sport to us and that we don't condone violence in other settings."

"It's something that we take very seriously and we have a lot of respect for. Violence against people who are not willing participants just isn't right."

"I think our best way of trying to help prevent (bullying) is with our kids program at our gym."

"It's something that we stress very strongly to the kids that train over at Adrenaline, we have a kids program with 6-12 year old kids, that's something that we make sure we stress at every class. This is a sport and it's okay to do it inside the gym but once you leave the gym it's only to be used for self defense and that's it really. We also teach them to stick up for yourself and to stick up for other people who may not be able to stick up for themselves."

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Sam Stout fights Dennis Siver  at UFC 137 on October 29, 2011 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Sub Reactor site profile image  

7/27/11 3:11 AM by Sub Reactor

Stouts last KO.... One of the most violent in a while.

Porkchop site profile image  

7/27/11 1:08 AM by Porkchop

lol you must be from Quebec. Ontario is the bomb.

AZKIEL site profile image  

7/26/11 11:31 PM by AZKIEL

its because he's from Ontario

THP site profile image  

7/26/11 5:06 PM by THP

Yeah, take that Frank Shamrock

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7/26/11 3:40 PM by PosterboyOwnsMe4

exciting fighter doin good things, respect

Porkchop site profile image  

7/26/11 3:38 PM by Porkchop

Most people I have met who have met Sam Stout say he's a dick in person but he has been a good guy when I have talked to him and he is doing this stuff which is awesome. I think he just has a bit of a bland demeanor when talking sometimes.This anti bullying stuff is great and I'm glad he is such a strong proponent of it. Keep it up Stout.

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7/26/11 2:52 PM by jaseprobst

 ttt