Munera: The Blood Sports of Ancient Rome
Ancient Romans relished violent entertainment, especially in their fighting sports. Boxing, Pankration, and Gladiator Contests were enjoyed by all, but practiced only by a few. The risks were too great.
The Bloody, Deadly, Heavy Fights of Ancient Greece
Ancient Greeks adored the ‘heavy events’ of boxing, wrestling, and pankration because they signified the greatness of Greece as warriors and athletes. They also demonstrated the toughness necessary to be a fighter in antiquity.
The Struggle for Legality, Regulation, and Safety in Youth MMA
Sixteen-year-old MMA prodigy Reshat Mati fights outside of his homestate of New York while lawmakers figure out how to regulate youth MMA