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Meet the Modern Gladiators

By louisejohnston

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am

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Ever wondered what would happen if you pitted Irish sports stars Cian Healy and Conor McGregor against each other in a rugby/MMA hybrid? Well maybe we have the answer.

Calcio Storico is a game that has been played in Florence, Italy for centuries. There are four teams: red, white, blue and green which represent different parts of the city. The azzurri warriors punch, kick, run, tackle and wrestle their way toward victory in a round robin tournament. Calcio Storico is one of the most exciting sports I've ever watched.

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