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MMA sport must be banned now

Published 18/04/2016

After seeing the pictures and hearing radio discussions about the fight between Joao Carvalho and Charlie Ward, I am at a loss as to how the "sport" of mixed martial arts (MMA) is tolerated in the civilised world.

We have laws to protect animals, yet MMA permits savagery in front of huge crowds who seem to be baying for blood.

Maybe I am a bit squeamish and maybe MMA is soon to become an Olympic sport, but I suggest it be stopped now. And may Joao Carvalho rest in peace.

RJ HANLY

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