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SBP editorial: Why MMA must not be driven underground

17th April, 2016

Defenders of mixed martial arts (MMA) speak of the skill and the camaraderie, the positive dividend for young men and women who learn both discipline and focus, in a sport that has surged in popularity because of its champion Conor McGregor.

But all of that is cold comfort to anyone who saw the final moments of the fight between Charlie Ward and João Carvalho last Saturday night at Dublin’s National Stadium. Ward hit Carvalho hard...

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