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Deputies say MMA viewing leads man to attack cousin

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Jason Sparks (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Jason Sparks (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Richland County Sheriff's Deputies say a man stabbed his cousin after they watched Mixed Martial Arts on television Saturday night.

Deputy Curtis Wilson says after the MMA event was over, 37-year-old Jason Sparks and another man got into a play match of their own. Sparks lost and became upset.

Deputies say Sparks' cousin tried to stop him from attacking the man, and Sparks pulled a pocket knife and stabbed his cousin in the torso.

The attack happened at about 9 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of Bennington Ct.

As Sparks and his girlfriend drove his injured cousin to the hospital, Deputies say Sparks again tried to attack his cousin before he passed out in the back seat.

Deputies say the three men had been drinking.

Sparks was arrested on an aggravated assault charge and taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

There is no word on the victim's condition.

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