Joao Carvalho

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Nate Diaz applies a choke hold to win by submission against Conor McGregor in March 2016. Photograph: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The tragic death of Joao Carvalho on Monday has reignited debate over whether professional mixed martial arts fights should be banned. However, legal(...)

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Glanbia may live to regret jumping on the Conor McGregor bandwagon in light of recent events, which have once again cast a shadow over his sport, if i(...)

The sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) arrived at a tragic but inevitable point in its evolution this week, tragic because the death of 28-year-old Por(...)

Joao Carvalho (right) died after Saturday night’s MMA event in Dublin.

Minister for Sport Michael Ring has called for the urgent regulation of MMA and is calling on department officials, Sports Ireland and the Sports Cou(...)

A pool of blood stains the canvas after a UFC bout:  Mixed martial arts brings people into a world that is more closely associated with assault and violence than any other sport. Photograph: David Dermer/ Diamond Images/Getty Images

The death of Joao Carvalho plays out to the back drop of an orchestra of screaming, excited fans, many of them children. Some leave their seats to run(...)

If the pressure from a blood clot on the brain cannot be relieved by a surgical procedure then the person may die.

The death of MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter Joao Carvalho from a traumatic brain injury underscores the serious dangers inherent in the sport. We k(...)

Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho (right) during his fight with Charlie Ward at the National Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Fogarty

Conor McGregor has described Portuguese fighter João Carvalho, who died following an mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Dublin on Saturday, as a “hell (...)

Joao Carvalho (right) died after Saturday night’s MMA event in Dublin.

Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho has died from injuries sustained at an event in Dublin last weekend. Carvalho suffered a technical knockout loss(...)

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