Provo council to parents: Talk to your kids about fight club

Provo’s city council wants parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of fight club. Councilwoman Kim Santiago says she’s heard about 10 of these organized fights happening over a nine-to-10-month period. Sometimes they’re lunchtime events where the kids who attend are called out to fight for 30 seconds, and hot dogs or ice […]

Provo councilwoman wants to stomp out Utah fight clubs

The first rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club (probably because fight clubs are illegal, at least in Utah). Provo Councilwoman Kim Santiago wants to make sure everyone knows that fight clubs are a no-no. “The sense is that people aren’t aware that it’s a law,” she said in a city council meeting […]

Provo won’t allow MMA fights

Earlier this year, the general manager of the Utah Valley Convention Center and a fight promoter asked the Provo City Council to change the law so they could host mixed-martial arts fights at the downtown events center. But instead of voting to allow the fights — estimated to bring $15,000 to $30,000 in economic activity […]