Saturday 23 September 2017

The Yates Anthology: Violence and cruelty are reality of MMA

Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho (right) during the fight against Charlie Ward. Photo: Dave Fogarty
Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho (right) during the fight against Charlie Ward. Photo: Dave Fogarty
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

The so-called 'sport' of mixed martial arts (MMA) was finally exposed for what it truly is this week, with the tragic loss of a young man's life.

The death of Joao Carvalho is far too high and unacceptable a price to pay for what, in my estimation, amounts to a sadistic form of 'entertainment'.

Nine blows to his head inflicted life-threatening brain injuries which couldn't be repaired by neurosurgery in Beaumont Hospital.

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