Police: Man stabs cousin after watching MMA fight

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland County deputies say a man stabbed his cousin after the two watched a mixed martial arts bout together on television.

Deputy Curtis Wilson says three men were drinking and watching the fight at a home on Saturday night.

After the bout ended, Wilson says 37-year-old Jason Sparks’ cousin tried to stop him from attacking another man. Wilson says Sparks pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed his cousin in the torso.

As Sparks and his girlfriend drove his injured cousin to the hospital, deputies say Sparks again tried to attack the man.

Sparks was arrested at the hospital and charged with aggravated assault. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.

Credit: The Associated Press.