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Soccer Brawl Outside Brazil Fight 3 Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- The Brazilian MMA community has long argued that its sport is safer than soccer, given the history of Brazilian futebol rivalries and violence. Saturday night in Belo Horizonte, that violence tragically bled indirectly into MMA.

While the city's Chevrolet Hall played host to the third edition of Brazil Fight, an alleged brawl between supporters of rival Belo Horizonte-based soccer clubs Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro broke outside the venue, leaving one man dead and two others hospitalized.

19-year-old Otavio Fernandes died Saturday night due to sustained head trauma after he was allegedly beaten with an iron bar by members of Atletico Mineiro fan group Galoucura. Flavio Celso da Silva, 35, and Rodrigo Marques, 39, were also sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to eyewitness accounts of the full-scale street fight that erupted, the much larger Galoucura group overwhelmed the Cruzeiro fans, attacking them with iron bars. The fight is estimated to have only lasted a few minutes, but blood was still visible on the ground outside Chevrolet Hall on Sunday morning.


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Changed the post. Didn't realize my original post had already been posted.

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Post #2   11/29/10 5:41:48PM   

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so MMA gets bad publicity because soccer fans fought at what happened to be an MMA venue?

Post #3   11/30/10 8:32:43AM   

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Wow Soccer is so stupid... I am glad I was born in a country where we have better games then pointlessly running back and forth in a low to non-scoring game that almost invariably ends in a tie.

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I don't get Soccer fans......Hell, I don't get Soccer in general.

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Posted by pmoney

Wow Soccer is so stupid... I am glad I was born in a country where we have better games then pointlessly running back and forth in a low to non-scoring game that almost invariably ends in a tie.



That's an ignorant comment. And I am suprised that it came from a MMA (human cockfighting). The least likely result for a soccer match is a draw otherwise I would be making a killing gambling on soccer matches.

Post #6   12/1/10 3:41:13PM