Blood sport

Ultimate Fighting
"My allegiance is to ‘Jesus Christ, who stood up and died for our sins.’” That was the keynote comment of a victorious Randy Couture, third-time winner of last spring’s heavyweight belt in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the politically and theologically conservative World magazine (September 29), Mark Bergin calls the UFC “the worlds’ leading purveyor of mixed martial arts, a bloody and brutal sport.” Many teen boys, says Bergin, are so engrossed with the bloody sport that parents are worrying about its ethics and morality. Not to worry, say some, since Couture and others “use their public platform to share Christian testimonies.”


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