Which MMA fighters would do well in gladiator battles?

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  1. Skeptic_Zero

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    Ancient sport of Pankration:
    Only rules are no biting or eye gouging (In Sparta these techniques were allowed). Match ends when your opponent is crippled or killed, or submits. Most famous competitor is Dioxippus - a man so feared in the ring he won the 336 B.C. Olympics by default when nobody wanted to face him. Defeated a fully armed and armored Macedonian general with a club while fighting naked.
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    Gladiator battles:
    Spectator sport held in Roman territories for hundreds of years. Fighters were slaves taught to fight in specific roles using specific sets of equipment (Pictured below is a Murmillo but wearing a Thraex-style helmet). Famous competitor is Flamma, a Murmillo who fought for 13 years and was offered his freedom with the Rudis, but denied the offer and kept fighting until he died at age 30.
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    Which modern MMA fighters do you think would do well at these life-or-death battles and why?
    My pick- Aleksander Emelianenko. Why? Because we know he can kill a dude for real xD
     
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    Of course Barnett, rothwell and fedor
     
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    ...and Khabib.
     
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    Brock would be a huge draw as a gladiator.
     
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    Overeem and Barnett could go back in time and fit in nicely as gladiators. They got that style
     
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    Only thing dumb about this thread is your post. Pankration is the ancient equivalent of MMA, and this is a forum for MMA discussion. This is literally what forums were made for.
     
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    Karelin would make most people just run away,
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    Prime Cain kills prime Dioxippus anywhere but the mountains.
     
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    Fedor would destroy anyone.
     
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    roided reem/vitor team lethal
     
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    Ngannou lesnar ubereem
     
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    Anderson Silva would be deadly with a gladius
     
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