I never knew about it. Learning now: “Now, the boxing ring and the new ultra-violent, no-quarter-given “sport” of ultimate fighting is the last legal home of mutual combat with the distinction that it is not spur-of-the-moment, spontaneous. Similarly, the defence of mutual combat in criminal law has, except in the United States and India, been mothballed. In the case of the United States, many more recent cases restrict the defence to scenarios where deadly weapons were used; almost as if the only circumstances would be where a killer killed his victim as part of an agreed-upon first-to-kill game.”

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