“Why Are They Being Interviewed and Not in the Hospital”: Concerned Fans Lash Out at BKFC as Video of Female Fighter With Bloody Face After Suffering Gruesome Injuries Goes Viral

Published 10/03/2023, 9:45 AM EDT

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We know that combat sports like bare knuckle boxing are inherently violent and damaging. Moreover, the repercussions of the bout often include common injuries like broken orbitals, concussions, and busted noses. But sometimes, an injury shocks us back to reality. Melanie Shah’s facial injuries from her BKFC 51 loss to Britain Hart on Friday joined that shocking list recently.

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BKFC 51 took place at the Salem Civic Center in Virginia, featuring a main event between Britain Hart and Melanie Shah for the Strawweight title. Hart successfully defended her title, earning a 50-45 score from all three judges. She even knocked out Shah’s teeth in the final two minutes. This fight is the first of two Hart has lined up closely. Furthermore, this victory is Hart’s fourth consecutive win and her second title defense. However, the fight’s brutal nature has shocked the boxing community.

After seeing the state of Melanie Shah, fans are appalled by BKFC’s nature of fighting

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Although severely injured, surprisingly, Shah hasn’t backed off from highlighting the silver lining from the bout. In the interview with Bare Knuckle TV, Shah said, “After the first round, I realized that she was a lot tougher than I was expecting…I just expected her to show a bit more tiredness. Even though I don’t look like it, I enjoyed the whole process and challenging myself in the ring…” However, fans have lashed out aggressively at officials for interviewing her and letting the fight happen despite the grisly nature of it.

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Heralding the gush of anger, a fan questions why Shah was being interviewed and not taken to the hospital instead.

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Next, another fan stages his concern by arguing that BKFC is too violent to allow.

Then, a third fan emphasizes why one should stick with traditional boxing, finding BKFC too intense.

Resonating with the emotions of the aforementioned users, a user voices his concern by saying that no price could justify the kind of brutality these fighters face.

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Furthermore, some fans compare the shocking injuries to iconic fights, like Martin’s bout with Hitman Hearns, to highlight the sport’s brutality.

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BKFC 51 showcased the inherent violence of bare-knuckle boxing, leaving fans and the boxing community stunned. Britain Hart defended her Strawweight title against Melanie Shah, even knocking out Shah’s teeth. Despite the brutality, Shah found value in the challenge. Fans, however, are outraged. They question the ethics of interviewing Shah instead of rushing her to the hospital. Overall, BKFC 51 has reignited debates about the limits of combat sports and the well-being of its fighters.

What are your thoughts about this fight? Feel free to tell us in the comment section below!

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