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‘Bigfoot’ Silva goes off on critics following 16-second loss

Antonio Silva suffered the fastest loss of his mixed martial arts career Saturday, getting knocked out in 16 seconds against Stefan Struve in Rotterdam, Netherlands. And days after the UFC Fight Night 87 defeat, “Bigfoot” lost his temper on social media.

The 36-year-old heavyweight, who scored only one victory in the past seven UFC bouts, called out the haters on his social media, inviting them to spar at American Top Team gym in Florida.

“Many people think that because we’re famous we don’t have feelings or desire to sometimes answer something,” Silva wrote in Portuguese. “I will be very open and transparent to many shi–y Brazilians. This is why Brazil lives in misery: no education, culture and anti-patriotism. I want the jealous who couldn’t achieve their goals and success in life, who think it’s easier to sit in front of a computer and talk trash at others who work hard, overcome pain, exhaustion, an many times overcome diseases to achieve success… I want those you talk trash to f–k off, sit in a big macaxeira. And if you don’t like this and get mad like when you get in front of a computer, I train from Monday through Saturday at American Top Team, at 5750 FL-7 – Coconut Creek, Florida 33073. This is the address, show up there. But don’t forget to bring a mouthpiece, gloves and shin guard.

“Thanks from the bottom of my heart to those who recognize a professional’s work. I apologize for opening up, and the lack of manners, to all of you who love MMA or any other sport, and recognize that an athlete not only wins on victories. Nobody wants to be defeated, but we make a plan and God makes another.”

Silva (19-9-1), a former UFC heavyweight title contender, is 3-7 with one no-contest since scoring the biggest win of his MMA career over Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce. Prior to that victory, “Bigfoot” won 15 out of 17 fights.

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Bellator MMA fighter Jordan Parsons dies following last weekend’s hit-and-run in Florida

A very sad day for the mixed martial arts (MMA) community.

Up-and-coming featherweight prospect Jordan Parsons, who was expected to compete at Bellator 154 later this month, died on Wednesday (May 4, 2016) as a result of injuries sustained during his hit-and-run accident last weekend in Delray Beach, Florida.

He was just 25 years old.

From Bellator MMA president Scott Coker:

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons. Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man. Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all the reasons we love this sport. It is a terribly tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and teammates.”

The driver who struck and ultimately killed “Pretty Boy” is still at large.

More on this unfortunate news shortly.

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Report: Bellator’s Jordan Parsons Has Leg Partially Amputated Following Hit-and-Run Accident

Featherweight prospect Jordan Parsons remains in a Florda hospital today after being seriously injured in a car accident, according to a report from MMAFighting.com.
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MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho Dies Following Weekend Fight in Dublin

Portuguese welterweight Joao “Rafeiro” Carvalho has died after suffering a knockout loss at an MMA event in Dublin over the weekend.
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MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho Dies Following Weekend Fight in Dublin

Portuguese welterweight Joao “Rafeiro” Carvalho has died after suffering a knockout loss at an MMA event in Dublin over the weekend.
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MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho Dies Following Weekend Fight in Dublin

Portuguese welterweight Joao “Rafeiro” Carvalho has died after suffering a knockout loss at an MMA event in Dublin over the weekend.
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MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho Dies Following Weekend Fight in Dublin

Portuguese welterweight Joao “Rafeiro” Carvalho has died after suffering a knockout loss at an MMA event in Dublin over the weekend.
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MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho Dies Following Weekend Fight in Dublin

Portuguese welterweight Joao “Rafeiro” Carvalho has died after suffering a knockout loss at an MMA event in Dublin over the weekend.
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MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho Dies Following Weekend Fight in Dublin

Portuguese welterweight Joao “Rafeiro” Carvalho has died after suffering a knockout loss at an MMA event in Dublin over the weekend.
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MMA fighter Joao Carvalho dies following TKO loss in Ireland

MMA fighter Joao Carvalho, 28, died following a rough third-round technical knockout loss in Dublin, Ireland.

The Portuguese welterweight, who fought Straight Blast Gym fighter Charlie Ward Saturday night at the National Boxing Stadium, passed away at 9:35 p.m. local time Monday, according to a statement released by his team, Nobrega Team on Tuesday.

According to Nobrega Team, the medical staff of Total Extreme Fighting followed all the safety protocols after the fight, and rushed Carvalho to the Beaumont Hospital 20 minutes after the contest after he started to feel bad. Carvalho underwent brain surgery immediately and stayed in critical condition for 48 hours.

“Even though we had the permanent medical care from the promotion’s staff and the Irish hospital, to whom we thank for the support in this tough moment,” read the statement, “and even though we know the risks of this sport, Joao Carvalho’s passing is, in my professional point of view, unfortunate, and makes us, his family and the entire Nobrega Team — which followed Joao Carvalho through his entire career, which gained notoriety nationwide and internationally –, saddened and heartbroken.”

Ward’s coach on SBG, John Kavanagh reacted to the news on his Facebook page.

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho. On Saturday, April 9, the fighter…

Publicado por Coach John Kavanagh em Terça, 12 de abril de 2016

The promotion also released a statement on its official website.

The TEF Team is deeply saddened by the news of João Carvalho’s death. Last night 11th of April, mixed martial artist João Carvalho passed away after 2 days of the best medical care and treatment in Beaumont Hospital following his three round TKO stoppage defeat on Saturday 9th April at the National Stadium in Dublin.

Following the referee stoppage João, who was representing Portuguese club Team Nobrega, was assessed by doctors and medical staff at the onsite medical office as per normal procedure. It was determined that he should be sent to hospital. In hospital he received emergency treatment and transferred to ICU later that evening. Formal hospital medical reports and procedures are still being carried out.  João was 28 years of age.

Cesar Silva, CEO of TEF said “We extend our most sincere condolences to the family of João Carvalho’s and his teammates in Team Nobrega. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. We’d also like to thank all sports fans for their concern and support.  We will give whatever support we can to Joao’s family.”

“We have been in contact with his family and they have requested that we all understand their need for privacy at this difficult time.”

The final minute of the bout can be seen below:

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