Earlier this year the MMA community mourned the death of fighter Joao Carvalho who passed away after being TKOd during an event in Dublin.
The man who TKOd Carvalho was Charlie Ward, teammate of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. The featherweight champ not only helped Ward prepare for the fight, but was also sitting cageside for the catastrophe. McGregor was extremely vocal about the tragedy, posting heartfelt messages on his social media pages regarding the heartbreaking situation.
Now, ahead of his UFC 202 fight with Nate Diaz on August 20th, McGregor spoke to Men’s Health via Irish Mirror to reflect on the situation:
“It’s fucked up. I wasn’t just watching that fight. I helped train a guy to kill someone, and then someone wound up dying. This is a fucking dangerous game. People call it a sport, but it’s fighting. I’m just making sure it ain’t me. And that’s fucked up.”