Xu Xiaodong angrily stalks the ring after winning his latest fight in less than a minute. Photos: YouTube Xu Xiaodong angrily stalks the ring after winning his latest fight in less than a minute. Photos: YouTube
Xu Xiaodong angrily stalks the ring after winning his latest fight in less than a minute. Photos: YouTube
Nick Atkin
Opinion

Opinion

Sensei Says by Nick Atkin

China’s censorship of Xu Xiaodong for exposing fake martial arts masters is alarming

  • Outspoken MMA fighter has to hide his face with clown make-up and use demeaning fake name for latest fight
  • ‘Mad Dog’ is disappearing from Chinese search engine listings – and being forced to apologise on social media

Xu Xiaodong angrily stalks the ring after winning his latest fight in less than a minute. Photos: YouTube Xu Xiaodong angrily stalks the ring after winning his latest fight in less than a minute. Photos: YouTube
Xu Xiaodong angrily stalks the ring after winning his latest fight in less than a minute. Photos: YouTube
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.