RIVALS: Bareknuckle Boxing Meets MMA in Calcio Storico - VICE World of Sports

  • Published on Jan 10, 2018
  • In Florence, history is honored when fresh blood is spilled in an ancient game.
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  • Andres Sosa
    Andres Sosa 19 hours ago

    Why the fuck isn’t this on TV !

  • Joshua LEao
    Joshua LEao 4 days ago

    You wanna know why it's not known? Cuz it fugin sucks lol

  • Alessandro Gattobigio

    Even though I m Italian and I really enjoy to attend these traditional games, the thing that make me laugh a lot is that the teams in the game are named using Catholic terms like "holy cross" or "holy spirit", even if there s nothing holy 😂

  • Разное
    Разное 11 days ago


  • Random Roofus
    Random Roofus Month ago

    Bro I want to see a team of UFC fighters against body builders against the best of one of the original teams

  • legionario italiano

    we also have "pallagrossa" which is similar but less violent

  • asiatraveler
    asiatraveler Month ago

    Italy has so much culture. This is only the preview.

  • Stoner Strains
    Stoner Strains Month ago

    Sorry boss, there might be a chance I won't be in tommorow cause I'm in the hospital.

  • Stoner Strains
    Stoner Strains Month ago

    It's nice to see a community come together !!!!!

  • Elyas Yusuf
    Elyas Yusuf Month ago

    1:04 wow

  • Titus Brown
    Titus Brown Month ago

    3:15 Rick Grim Walking Dead 😂

  • حازم علي جهاد

    روعة جميل جدن

  • Weedy Gainer
    Weedy Gainer 2 months ago


  • enigmatic edd93
    enigmatic edd93 2 months ago

    Thats amazing , id love to partake

  • Anna Tran
    Anna Tran 2 months ago

    traditional sports are attractive!

  • Gizziiusa
    Gizziiusa 2 months ago

    RIVALS: Quasi Rugby Meets MMA in Calcio Storico - VICE World of Sports

  • TheFancyStache
    TheFancyStache 2 months ago

    I know most millennials won't be able to wrap their heads around this... but fighting is FUN!
    It's not fun when if you lose, you're going to get your head stomped into the concrete. It's not fun when you lose and the guy who beats you decides he wants to mount you and throw another 40 punches. It's not fun when six guys jump you... BUT... when you're in a fight where the most probable worst case scenario is a broken nose or a black eye, fighting is a blast. Don't overkill when you win. Don't pout when you lose. Buy each other a beer and laugh about what just happened.
    The adrenaline rush is unexplainable. You've evolved to do this. It's in your DNA.
    Have a friendly with someone of your skill level. I bet you enjoy it!

  • Caesar Vizcarra HELITECH

    Retards !! They have been for ages ! Brutuses idiots vs Imbéciles. Nothing new. Real men solve this with a Nuke. Problem solved for a long time !!

  • Inhales
    Inhales 2 months ago

    So it’s rugby but with a football, and punching.

  • John V
    John V 2 months ago

    This is legalized assault lmao

  • King 18a
    King 18a 3 months ago


  • SuggestedGamer
    SuggestedGamer 3 months ago

    Italians don’t look very Italian anymore

  • FloidMayx
    FloidMayx 3 months ago

    there's an episode where rogan was watching and commenting on it. I just remember him going "turn it off I can't watch these shitty leg kicks"

  • Isaac
    Isaac 3 months ago +1

    And I thought Rugby players made American footballers look like pussies. 👀

  • Ofentse Modiselle
    Ofentse Modiselle 3 months ago

    this is just pure and amazing

  • Relaxation music
    Relaxation music 3 months ago


  • BigCheech 4509
    BigCheech 4509 3 months ago +1

    Viva Santa Croce!!

  • Ю Б
    Ю Б 3 months ago


  • Roberto Risso
    Roberto Risso 3 months ago +6

    BUONGIORNO! Innanzitutto grazie per questo bel video, molto professionale e chiaro. L'ho usato come materiale didattico in un corso di lingua e cultura italiana per due gruppi di studenti americani e ho sollecitato, come esperimento culturale, le loro reazioni scritte. Sperando di fare cosa gradita, copio le reazioni e i commenti degli studenti:
    "Ed è per questo che Roma è migliore!" (credo che questo studente fosse in vena di scherzi)
    "Qualcuno può allenarmi ad essere uno di questi gladiatori per favore?"
    "Perché indossano parastinchi se poi si colpiscono in faccia tutto il tempo?"
    Uno studente voleva assolutamente che io partecipassi a una partita di calcio storico ma, da torinese, so di non potere, e me ne rammarico.
    "Sono molto coraggiosi! È molto difficile per noi provare." (E lo credo bene)
    "Cosa succede alla mucca cerimoniale?" "Non è troppo lavoro solo per una mucca?"
    "Sarebbe bello se questo gioco si facesse anche negli USA"
    "Tutto molto interessante!"
    "Ammiro moltissimo i giocatori che rischiano la vita per il loro quartiere!"
    Grazie per il video e per aver letto i commenti dei miei studenti. Da parte mia posso solo presentare questi fenomeni storico-culturali come esempi della nostra ricchezza e varietà. Soprattutto quando non si obbligano animali a combattere o a morire per divertimento. Adulti e consenzienti è sempre, a mio parere, la formula migliore.

  • websterbodybuilder
    websterbodybuilder 4 months ago


  • Neon diamonds Aquaberry

    What is the combined IQ of all these “men”?

  • Janchekov Rathan
    Janchekov Rathan 4 months ago

    I Love this Woman..
    Any man would Love to have a wife like this..

  • Clotaire Hervieu
    Clotaire Hervieu 4 months ago

    Vive le sport c autre choses que nos footballeurs j adore

  • stoney renegade
    stoney renegade 4 months ago

    Good to know there are still some touph guys around in Italy haha.

  • B Clapp
    B Clapp 4 months ago

    This needs to come to the U.S.

  • John Putzier
    John Putzier 5 months ago

    This has a real Gangs of New York feel to it in my opinion.

  • jcabsolor
    jcabsolor 5 months ago

    Bring this to america. Best sport ever.

  • Nicholas Byram
    Nicholas Byram 5 months ago

    Jersey Shore is a sport now?

  • Jason Naylor
    Jason Naylor 5 months ago

    As mad as it looks. I find there's something Charming about it

  • Entoni Bardhi
    Entoni Bardhi 5 months ago


  • Sean Oxborough
    Sean Oxborough 5 months ago

    Now that's a game

  • c0l3d
    c0l3d 6 months ago


  • Peta Platts
    Peta Platts 6 months ago

    wow! Vice has become so ordinary, so boring and so out of touch with their so called "journalism" that it's not even worth watching anymore, even if it is free lol

  • Guinness
    Guinness 6 months ago

    Football with hooliganism, fucking brilliant. Must bring this wonderful game back home

  • Abragini84
    Abragini84 6 months ago

    Every town should have this.... Crime rates would drop instantley...

  • Jamaal Williams
    Jamaal Williams 6 months ago

    Italians need the Biblical Jesus. And not the Roman Catholic one.

  • Reasoned guy
    Reasoned guy 6 months ago


  • Kylo Shoren
    Kylo Shoren 6 months ago

    Joe rogan said it's bullshit...he lost my respect that day

  • Dan Torrino
    Dan Torrino 6 months ago

    Let LGBTQ women compete with men in this sport, after all there's no such thing as gender difference

  • Keenan Lewis
    Keenan Lewis 7 months ago

    I didn't know Larry Bird played Calcio Storico

  • Meruem
    Meruem 7 months ago

    Sick intro

  • Michael Mozingo
    Michael Mozingo 7 months ago

    Blunt force trauma

  • Patriotic Eagle
    Patriotic Eagle 7 months ago +1

    I hope women don't ruin the sport and change the way it is, Also, don't let women in it

    • marco lucca
      marco lucca 4 months ago

      Women in this sport?? Ahahah what kind of lesbians are in your country?! No woman on earth would want do this

    • Trevor Arlee
      Trevor Arlee 5 months ago

      What if women make their own league

  • Jason Homer
    Jason Homer 8 months ago

    Why is there always one f@cker that waits until a dude gets knocked down then runs up and tries to sucker punch him? 😂

  • leonardimas1
    leonardimas1 8 months ago

    I'm gonna write it here so you all can read if you're interested. This is called 'Calcio Storico Fiorentino' and it's an ancient sport played since Greeks and Romans times (it was called 'Harpastum' in latin) and is played in Florence since middle age but in modern times people play it to commemorate a particular moment in Florence history, when the Spanish Empire sieged the city and the people, to show that they were not scared or worried, started to play this game officially (1530). There are 4 teams (usually one team plays only 2 games every year, the semifinal and the final) and these are the 4 Florence's district, the red, the blue, the white and the green. Every team has 27 players and they need to score throwing the ball in the opposite net which is the width of the field. In order to do that they need to create their way by fighting but there are rules for that, basically you cannot fight 2 vs 1, you cannot hit a players from behind and you cannot hit a player if he's on the ground.
    I just wanna point out that all these men are not payed, they're all volunteers and no one ever died during a game. It's just something that tuscanians do with pride and joy.

  • Nora Cordero
    Nora Cordero 8 months ago

    What an event!! These guys, and their fans, are so passionate about this game! Love it.

  • Alexandertheaverage
    Alexandertheaverage 8 months ago

    Why not try n squeeze some more sports in there. Maybe baseball?

    RAYSANTANA 8 months ago

    Rugby soccer American football mma all in one

  • K
    K 8 months ago