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MMA Meet Rugby- Fight Football League

If you were watching the “Daily Line” after the WEC show on Wednesday then you may have noticed that really hot chick, but you also may have noticed them making fun of the Fight Football League(brilliant name). Their official website describes the sport. Maybe I’m a horrible human being, but I wouldn’t turn the channel if I suddenly stumbled across some Fight Football League action.

Fight Football League (FFL), is an organization which promotes a new form of entertainment that takes inspiration from an ancient game called “Harpastum”.

This very popular game during Roman Empire was practiced as a training for battle, it is the foundation of modern Soccer and Rugby and it is still played once a year since 1500 in Florence, Italy with the name of “Calcio Storico”.

Fightfootball takes the essence of these legendary games, introducing innovative rules and equipment to develop a tough but safe nonconventional postmodern form of sport.

In the FFL the objective is to score goal, however, players are allowed to fight their opponents using several fighting techniques. FFL Rules are manifold, it is only allowed to fight only one against one, it is not allowed to strike when running or towards whom is running, no hitting from the back or on the ground, injuries or KOs can consequence into the elimination of the player.

Footballfighters are athletes coming from different backgrounds, mainly: Calcio Storico, Rugby, Boxing, Wrestling and “Mixed Martial Arts”. FFL training is the ultimate workout, a match duration is 48 mins and Footballfighters need to be in condition to run and fight to defend themselves, their share of playing field, their teammates and ultimately score goal.