Brian Ebersole – Cage fighter, 2008 by Sam Ruttyn

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Artist's statement

'Brian Ebersole – Cage fighter', is part of a body of work that displays cage fighters seconds before they step into the wire octagon to do battle and straight after they leave it. The fighters wear only small gloves and the extreme violence has led to people demanding it be banned. Some fighters exit the octagon carried on the shoulders of their fans whilst others are carried out on stretchers. Brian lost in his bid for the CFC Middleweight Championship against the reigning champ Hector Lombard by way of 4th round KO.