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How would a Roman gladiator fare in the UFC?

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  1. Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    Just a fun thread idea that I hope is worth the discussion...

    - Travel back 2000 years & bring back one of the best gladiators from that time period, eg: let's say Spartacus (factual) or Maximus (fictional)

    - The gladiator, who is a master @ both armed/unarmed combat, will already have a great base for MMA (boxing + pankration = already well rounded)

    - Put him in an 8 week crash course/training camp & bring him up to scratch in all facets of modern MMA, as well as the unified rules & of course, no killing! :D

    How do u see him fare?
    - Does he even get past experienced low tier modern MMA fighters?
    - Will it all be dependent upon the athlete & the training camp?
    - Can a warrior from a different time period conform to the discipline of the modern era?


    Please share your thoughts...
     
  2. Han Solo Banned Banned

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    He loses badly. 2000 years ago, men and women were smaller/shorter than today.
     
  3. FishinWithFredo Purple Belt

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    He would get starched in the first round (100% dead srs). Just take a look at swimming records from even 50 years ago. Man has come along way in the last half century let alone last two millennium
     
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    Not that true and depends on region. The average European was taller before the industrial revolution. The Germans and Gauls would have been taller than the average Italian.
     
  6. Post Crisis Professional Shit-poster

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    Even the best Pankrationist loses.
     
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    He'd do very well imo. Too athletic & explosive for everyone in the UFC.
     
  8. Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    U make it sound like an everyday Sherdogger would stand a chance against a professional killing machine from 2000 years ago, just because we're more evolved than are ancestors lol
     
  9. Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Cody Mackenzie would would stand alone and yell "are you not entertained!!!"
     
  10. Fantasy Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    There really isnt anything to discuss. Someone with 8 weeks of MMA would get beat by anyone on TUF
     
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    That dude is great in everything. Blood Diamond, Constantine, Push. Doesn't matter.
     
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    he'd probably get disqualified for gouging out someones eyes or smashing their throats in.
     
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    Because all people today are all huge and enormous. There certainly are not barely over 5ft fighters weighing 125lbs in the UFC.

    Today I learned all people from 2000 years ago were approximately the size of a GI Joe figure.
     
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    its funny how our non evovled ancestors could make fires out of sticks and nowadays not many can.. oh how would they have survived..
     
  15. Post Crisis Professional Shit-poster

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    Breaking toes and shit
     
  16. Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    I'm pretty sure this is Cheick Kongo's long lost great ancestor.
    Put him in with Roy Nelson (today's version of a modern man) & see how he fares :icon_chee
     
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    Thought this was another Ronda thread .. gotten to
     
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    No. No I did not. I was comparing professional athletes from just 50 years ago (just 2.5% of the time in question) to modern athletes. They get blown out of the water (no pun intended).
     
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    .............only Fedor could compete due to his old school training regimen. HM to Cain and DC.
     
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    To the death, Spartacus.
     

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