Joao Carvalho

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A mural in memory of MMA fighter João Carvalho in Pragal near Lisbon. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

I Tufts of weeds poke up through the cobbles all the way down Rua São Miguel Nascente. Brick square tower blocks stand sentry on either side, eight-s(...)

Portuguese MMA fighter João Carvalho during his fight with Charlie Ward  in Dublin last year.  Carvalho died due to blunt force trauma to the head he sustained in the fight. Photograph: Dave Fogarty

A year after the death of Portuguese fighter João Carvalho, a consultant neurologist from the hospital in which he died has said that Ireland is the s(...)

Joao Carvalho (28) died due to blunt force trauma to the head, after he was knocked during a Total Extreme Fighting contest at the National Boxing Stadium on April 10th.

No criminal charges will be brought in relation to the death of a mixed martial arts fighter who died after a fight in Dublin last year. Joao Carva(...)

The great Michael ‘Ducksie’ Walsh in action in 2007. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

  The bell tolled for many sporting greats in 2016, including the greatest of them all. Muhammad Ali – originally Cassius Clay – departed this ea(...)

A Portuguese mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter died due to blunt force trauma to the head following a fight in Dublin, an inquest has heard. Joao Car(...)

Aidan Mulligan at Kyuzo Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Inside Kyuzo Gym, in an industrial estate in Dublin’s Glasnevin, a booming reverberation overhead ebbs and flows so that it sounds like rolling thunde(...)

Conor McGregor says relations are well between himself and the UFC. Photograph: Getty Images

Conor McGregor has spoken at length about his “publicized civil war” with UFC in a lengthy interview with ESPN. The disagreement between UFC and its(...)

Conor McGregor is yet to reveal the reasons behind his retirement from UFC. Photograph: PA

Who expected this? Conor McGregor pulled from UFC 200. In truth, there have been rumblings in the bowels of the volcano for six months or more now, e(...)

Conor McGregor pictured after his  first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in Las Vegas last December. Photograph:   Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been pulled from the bill of UFC 200 in July as speculation continues to mount about the Irish star’s future(...)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: slow-motion punches, crunching headbutts and bone-snapping kicks

On a side street in Temple Bar is a mural of Conor McGregor that reads “Long Live the King”. McGregor has a UFC belt draped over one shoulder. In his (...)

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