I don't know looks like people are gathering for a fight. What could it be boxing or wrestling?
Do you know whats happening up there?
Yes it is a fight to the death between two men. It is called like pancaketion or something like that, apparently its a mix between wrestling and boxing
Someone needs to stop this before he gets killed!
I'm going to beat you to death!!!
In ancient times fighting was the most exciting sports for people to watch. They loved to watch boxing and wrestling. This compares to modern day MMA because people build businesses around people watching their favorite athletes fight, for example the UFC.
I think you guys could have used my help.
People loved the boxing and wrestling but they never thought of mixing them together. The two popular sports were mixed together in the 648 B.C Olympics. The fans were instantly intrigued and loved the mix between the two.
They used all their force
That was INSANE!!
That must've been what the lady was trying to say earlier, Pankration
I will fight anyone!
In the beginning many contestants were beaten to death because there was nobody there to stop the fight. The opponent had no way of giving up. That is until they added referees which could either stop the fights themselves if they thought the fighters life was in danger, or if the opponent submitted by pointing their index finger up to the referee.
I'm the best fighter from the future. I just read about you in a book and heard you are the best fighter of the ancient times. I want to fight you and prove I am better.
Who is this fool and where did he come from?
This is obviously not how it goes in today's MMA fighting but the man could have won by making him submit or by having the ref stop it which is the same as modern day MMA where the fighters can win by knocking their opponent out or forcing them to submit.
Pankration was a Latin word that meant all force. This was a sport where they mixed wrestling and boxing, just like our modern day MMA, However, these fights had very different rules. In the beginning there was only two things you could not do which was biting and eye gouging. However in todays mixed martial arts many rules have been placed including those ones to protect the fighters.
Most fighters from today would probably be brain dead right now if they fought like they did in ancient times.The rules in ancient times allowed fighters to deliver more devastating strikes when their opponent was more vulnerable. So, How will these fighters take each other on? Who will win? To Be Continued....Now.