Many fans were disgusted after a horrific inter-gender MMA show in Poland made headlines.
What are the details?
Video footage showed the brutal beatdown female fighter Ula Siekacz received at the hands of male fighter Piotr Lisowski — identified by the sun as Piotrek Muaboy — on Friday night.
According to a Monday report from the Sun, the referee was forced to stop the match after Muaboy pinned a defenseless Siekacz and began pummeling her with punches.
The fight, which took place at a hotel in the Polish city of Czestochowa, saw Muaboy take home a brutal TKO victory.
A clip of the fight, shared to Twitter on Friday night, has been viewed more than 50,000 times at the time of this reporting.
What was the response?
The Sun reported that many social media users were disgusted with the match and its predictable outcome.
One user wrote, “How is this sanctioned? This is horrific.”
“F*** everyone who took part in this,” another user added. “And f*** you for posting [highlights of] it.”
Another user chimed in, “What in the unrivaled f*** is this?”
Anything else to know?
Sport Bible reported that the fight between the two wasn’t the only one of its kind to take place that evening.
“The other bout featured Michał Przybyłowicz, also known as ‘Polski Ken’ due to his plastic Barbie doll appearance, going up against Wiktoria Domżalska,” the outlet reported. “Przybyłowicz won in the first round when Domżalska was not able to defend herself from punches and forced the referee to step in and bring proceedings to halt.”
According to the outlet, fans decried the event and said that it was a “festival of embarrassment” and more.
Siekacz told her fans that she is “alive” after the fight, according to Outkick.
“I’m not going to get slapped by a guy anymore. I consciously took up this fight — that is, I knew what I was [doing],” Siekacz said, adding, “I am waiting for some interesting suggestions and I will continue to develop. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”
The Mirror reported that the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation condemned the fight.
In a statement for the federation, a spokesperson said, “Media coverage has brought our attention to an inter-sex MMA bout that took place in Poland over the weekend. Although neither the promoter nor competitors have any association with IMMAF, as the international governing body for amateur mixed martial arts, I feel it is important that I state our position. IMMAF categorically disagrees with this intentionally scandalous, form of entertainment, which does not represent the sport of MMA or its values and puts women at risk. It is unacceptable that women and men should compete against each other in combat sports, essentially for reasons of safety but also fair play, and we in no way endorse this.”