Fighters that look like leaders from Antiquity

 

Cro Cop

Roman Emperor Claudius

Claudius was Roman Emperor from 41 to 54. A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he was the son of Drusus and Antonia Minor. He was born at Lugdunum in Gaul and was the first Roman Emperor to be born outside Italy.

 

Matt Mitrione: (UFC Fighter)

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus AKA Pompey

September 29, 106 BC – September 29, 48 BC), was a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic. He came from a wealthy Italian provincial background, and established himself in the ranks of Roman nobility by successful leadership in several military campaigns. Sulla addressed him by the cognomen Magnus (the Great), and he was awarded three triumphs.

 

Sean McCorkle

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus  was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, born in Replublic of Genao, in what is today northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents.

 

Lorenzo Fertitta (Owner Of UFC)

Niccolo Machiavelli:

3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527, was an Italian historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern political science, he was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.

 

Frankie Edgar:

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte, Italian: Napoleone Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.

 

Cody Mckenzie (UFC Fighter):

Cesare Borgia:

13 September 1475 or April 1476 – 12 March 1507, Duke of Valentinois, was an Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal. He was the son of Pope Alexander VI and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. He was the brother of Lucrezia Borgia; Giovanni Borgia (Juan), Duke of Gandia; and Gioffre Borgia (Jofré in Catalan), Prince of Squillace. He was half-brother to Don Pedro Luis de Borja (1460–88) and Girolama de Borja, children of unknown mothers.

 

Andrei Arlovski (Former UFC Champion)

Cyrus The Great

Was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia, parts of Europe and Caucasus. From the Mediterranean sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen.

 

Dana White (President Of The UFC):

Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici AKA Pope Leo X:

(11 December 1475 – 1 December 1521), born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, was the Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. He was the last non-priest (only a deacon) to be elected Pope. He is known for granting indulgences for those who donated to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica and his challenging of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. He was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, the most famous ruler of the Florentine Republic, and Clarice Orsini. His cousin, Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, would later succeed him as Pope Clement VII (1523–34).

 

Randy Couture (Former UFC Champion):

Gaius Marius

(157 BC – January 13, 86 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He was elected consul an unprecedented seven times during his career. He was also noted for his dramatic reforms of Roman armies, authorizing recruitment of landless citizens, eliminating the manipular military formations, and reorganizing the structure of the legions into separate cohorts. Marius defeated the invading Germanic tribes (the Teutones, Ambrones, and the Cimbri), for which he was called "the third founder of Rome." His life and career were significant in Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire.

 

Royce Grace (UFC 1 Champion)

Cornelius Tacitus

(AD 56 – AD 117) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors. These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in AD 14 to (presumably) the death of emperor Domitian in AD 96. There are substantial lacunae in the surviving texts, including one four books long in the Annals.

 

Ben Rothwell

Henry the 8th

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was king of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was lord, and later king, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor Dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

 

Phil Nurse

Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie I, born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.

 

Jacob Volkmann
 

King George III

George III was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death.

 

Anthony Johnson:

Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. Initially regarded as Governor-General, Dessalines later named himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti.

 

Ed Herman



Constantine the Great, also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337.

 

Jason Brilz

Marcus Agrippa


Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (23 November 64/63 BC – 12 BC) Best known for falling for the ditsy sister of the weird kid that Pullo taught to fight who ended up running the show. Also a great general, and grandfather of the Emperor Caligula, and great-grandfather of the Emperor Nero.

 

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Abrtitans site profile image  

9/7/13 7:37 PM by Abrtitans

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Deepy site profile image  

9/7/13 6:18 PM by Deepy

Uncanny resemblance. VU coming your way my fren!

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9/7/13 6:10 PM by Augustus Caesar

    Fedor Emelianenko (Greatest HW fighter of all time) Scipio Africanus (One of the greatest generals of all time)  Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, also known as Scipio the African, Scipio the Elder, and Scipio the Great was a general in the Second Punic War and statesman of the Roman Republic.        Not sure who looks like Hannibal, though. I have to think about that one!

Deepy site profile image  

9/7/13 6:02 PM by Deepy

AC, can you do Scipio Africanus vs Hannibal? =)

Augustus Caesar site profile image  

9/7/13 5:57 PM by Augustus Caesar

Frank Mir (2 time UFC champion) Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 AD – 17 March 180 AD)  Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Vernus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoice philosophers.

Deepy site profile image  

9/7/13 5:51 PM by Deepy

These are great! I want Marcus Aurelius.

Augustus Caesar site profile image  

9/7/13 2:48 PM by Augustus Caesar

  I look through busts/photos/etc of historical figures and try to think of fighters that resemble them or vise versa.   

Augustus Caesar site profile image  

9/7/13 2:38 PM by Augustus Caesar

Glad you enjoyed it!  I need to do some new ones, with Alessio being one of the fighters. :) 

Shinsplint site profile image  

9/7/13 10:45 AM by Shinsplint

voted up AC. So are you working from memory or is there some web search that can find similar faces? Either way fun thread thank you.

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9/7/13 10:35 AM by HertogJan

Wow, what a thread to start the early morning with. Brilliant thread, Voted Up.McCorkle and Struve made me laugh out loud eating my breakfast here.Also, waiting for an Alessio Sakara doppelganger to pop up, that man needs to have one..