Tuesday 26 September 2017

Eoghan Corry: We now have to make a call on whether this is a sport or not

MMA fighter Joao Carvalho has died, aged 28. Facebook/Nobrega Team
MMA fighter Joao Carvalho has died, aged 28. Facebook/Nobrega Team

Eoghan Corry

The tragic death of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho puts us in the ring as a nation.

We have now to make a call on whether mixed martial arts is a sport or not. Ireland is in an ambiguous position on this.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is not recognised as a sport by our civil servants, although many of its constituent sports are.

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