Veteran UFC referee releases heartfelt statement on Joao Carvalho’s death

The MMA community had heavy hearts this morning as it was revealed that MMA fighter Joao Carvalho had passed away after suffering a TKO loss during his fight with Charlie Ward in Ireland.

In the wake of Carvalho’s death, veteran referee Marc Goddard released a heartfelt statement through his Facebook page regarding the incident, as well as the general safety of MMA fighters.

It is with utter sadness and a heavy heart that the news of a young man Joao Carvalho who had fought this past weekend…

Posted by Marc Goddard on Tuesday, April 12, 2016