The MMA world was rocked a few days ago when news broke that Joao Carvalho, a Portuguese fighter competing in Ireland, died following a TKO loss to a teammate of UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor. Obviously, it was an incredibly saddening tale but with that news comes discussion about what went wrong with Carvalho, and what could have been done to prevent this.
As is often the case, the UFC wound up at the center of the discussion and, since the promotion has never had a death in the cage or even a serious scare afterwards, is something of a pillar of safety for MMA. And, again, as is often the case, Dana White got out in front of the discussion while fielding questions in Florida for UFC on Fox 19.
So what did Dana have to say on the UFC’s practices? What’s the difference between what they do and everyone else? Find out on the next page.
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