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Old 04-06-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Own3d View Post
Pankration was a martial art introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in 648 BC and founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling but with almost no rules save disallowing biting and gouging the opponent's eyes out. The term comes from the Greek ***960;***945;***947;***954;***961;***940;***964;***953;***959;***957; [pa***331;krátion], literally meaning "all powers" from ***960;***8118;***957; (pan-) "all" + ***954;***961;***940;***964;***959;***962; (kratos) "strength, power". [1]

Modern mixed martial arts competitions have come to feature many of the same methods that were used in pankration competitions in the ancient Greek world

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pankration
Of course I know about that, but I'm talking about linkages. There is no continuity between the Ancient Greek sport and MMA.
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