Thursday December 12, 2019

McGurk: MMA is a backward step in what constitutes acceptable sport

MMA is a reversion to the original barbarism that was bare-knuckle fighting

17th April, 2016
The extreme violence of MMA bouts has appalled many

I wonder what they will inscribe on João Carvalho’s tombstone? “Died suddenly and unexpectedly”, perhaps? Or maybe more accurately: “Died when he became the main act on a night of what some call entertainment”? I wonder, too, how his family feel?

He left Portugal as a healthy athlete, young and fit. He returned in the hold of an aircraft, in a box. Interestingly, none of the media...

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