Conor McGregor reels after death of Joao Carvalho: “I helped train a guy to kill someone”

He's finding it tough to deal with

He took the news extremely hard
He took the news extremely hard

The death of Joao Carvalho in Dublin in April of this year, is still on Conor McGregor’s mind.

The Portuguese MMA star was in the ring, fighting against Conor’s Straight Blast Gym team-mate, Charlie Ward. After sustaining a significant head injury, he sadly passed away in Beaumont Hospital a short time later.

On the night of Joao’s tragic death, Conor was sitting ringside, and witnessed first hand, the dangers of the sport.

In an interview with Men’s Health, obtained by the Daily Mail, Conor reflected on the events of the night, saying, “How do I feel? How would you feel?

“It’s f***ed up. I wasn’t just watching that fight. I helped train a guy to kill someone, and then someone wound up dying.

He's reeling from the event
He’s reeling from the event

“This is a f***ing dangerous game. People call it a sport, but it’s fighting. I’m just making sure it ain’t me. And that’s f***ed up.

“Damn… I still can’t believe that kid is dead.”

Conor is set to return to the ring later this month, in the hotly anticipated rematch against Nate Diaz on August 20th.

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