I mean really. Nowadays everyone wants to do mixed martial arts.... house dads, bankers, fat guys (sorry wellard)... etc.
Is it really that true a test of how hard one is in the true life sense? I mean there's ref's...rounds...tapouts...Doctors...sport.
In the street there are zero outs. For guys in high risk/ incident jobs, or anyone else unfortunate to find oneself in a fucked up scenario on the way home one night, or street toughs - really you have only 1 option to. To win convincingly and control your adrenaline shakes or end up dead or maimed. You have absolutely no lifelines just yourself.
I think its funny that the media and such equates MMA wit the "Gladiators" role. lol.
Really armed Police, Military units, high risk coast guard rescues and other special services are the real Gladiators no?