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