- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I would say the spartan hands down. The ancient greek art of Pankration was the basis for many martial arts such as Judo, making it very similar for MMA based fighting. Pankration was used for both sport and war, making it a match for a sport based art such as MMA. Pankration practitioners were said to have preferred a broken limb over tapping out, which meant much of there training was designed to tough them to pain.
In the time of the Spartans, Pankration was at its peak, and Spartans focused a lot of training in Pankration. On top of this Spartans basic war training focused primarily on toughing the body against pain, so the likely hood of a Spartan taping in an MMA fight would be zero. The only chance an MMA fighter would have is if he managed to knock the Spartan out in the first few hits, which again is unlikely due to the Spartans training. My last point is that a Spartan would be far stronger then an MMA fighter because of the time he came from, and his profession, putting the cage fighter at yet another disadvantage.
Conclusion - Spartan would more than likely win.
- ConcernedMooseLv 51 decade ago
In single, unarmed battle, the UFC fighter, hands down.
Spartans were trained to be soldiers, not entertainers. They were to always carry their shield to battle, and they carried their spear and sword and wore heavier armor. They would not have spent -that- much time training their unarmed combat skills. They knew a good deal and had solid skills, certainly. But they were the special forces, in a sense, of the ancient world. They had some unarmed fighting skills, but most of their time was spent training with their weapons, to kill as efficiently as possible.
Spartans are thought to have used Pankration as their unarmed style, which was for all intents and purposes, an ancient form of MMA. When Pankration competitions were held for the Olympics, they went to submission, just as a modern day MMA fight goes. So the Spartan and UFC fighter are basically using the same game, with some variation for reasons most obvious.
Even if you argue that a Spartan is tougher than another Greek, or that the Spartan wouldn't tap, or whatever - a Spartan can still be killed, can still be knocked out, can still have his limbs broken. You don't somehow magically get an iron-cast chin because you spent twenty years learning how to use a spear. It doesn't work like that.
Now, if you say Spartan versus MMA fighter, I'd say it'd be a scrap that might go either way. If you say best fighter/s the Spartans had to offer, versus amateur/low profile professional MMA fighter, I'd give it to the Spartan. If it's just any Spartan versus a UFC fighter, like your title says, then the UFC fighter wins on the basis of, well, he's the best the MMA/modern world has to offer. My point is, is that it depends on the fighter/s.
- 1 decade ago
Spartan warrior would win, why? because spartans are trained to take pain and aggression and they are trained only to kill. Ufc fighters are trained only to submit the other guy where the spartan always goes for the kill.Source(s): 300 YEAH!!! deadliest warrior
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Spartan: pankration or greek wrestling skills, that is trained to fight to the death.
UFC fighter: probably the BJJ, Muay Thai and Judo mix. Trained for competition.
In a no holds barred fight, Spartan is more likely to win. Vice versa for competition fight.
- Ken PLv 61 decade ago
The Spartan should win unless you have too many rules to the fight and he gets DQed. The Spartan style of hand-to-hand (or pankration) is similar to MMA so they would be pretty close in knowledge.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
On the best day of their lives or the worst?
On the best day of their life where they have both slept 8 hours in a warm bed, they have eaten, they have hydrated, and maybe even gotten a rubdown before their fight - the UFC fighter. He is like a highly tuned Formula 1 race car that at spec under just the right conditions, can out perform anyone.
On the worst day of their life where they haven't slept or ate in a week, they haven't drank in a day, and they are bearing near fatal injuries - the Spartan. He has been taken to this place before in his training, he knows what he has to do, and the fact that he has survived his training means that he has done it before.
- MargaretLv 44 years ago
shaolin monks have great physical abilitys and talents9yes i seen what they can withstand and what they are capable of doing), i completely agree. But in a real fight mma fighter would win of course....dont let the media and hype fool you, how many of this people actually KNOWS how shaolin monk fight? beside watching there demonstration and media work???? seriously...heres the reason why mma fighter would beat shaolin monk. >>>EXPERIENCE<<< mma fighter are constantly fighting/sparring full contact with there partners or competition on a daily basis. shaolin monk train there body and mind and practice techniques only. they have more than enough tools to be a fighter, its just experience they are lacking.
- ScorpioLv 71 decade ago
Is this a fight to the death with 0 rules, or by the rules of UFC?
to the death no rules....Spartan
- IrwinLv 41 decade ago
The spartan's not gonna tap.