As if traditional MMA wasn't brutal enough, a new league is adding a team component to the sport.
A group called Team Fighting Championship (TFC) has uploaded a video to its YouTube account of a five-on-five matchup between LPH of Poland and the Wisemen of Sweden. The bout starts with five individual fights but turns wild after the first man is knocked out.
There's some strategy to choosing the starting five, as there was a roughly 1,100-pound limit for the five fighters. And while each man may start off against someone who is roughly his own size, the format quickly changes to an all-out brawl.
Take a look:
The idea seems crazy and wildly dangerous, but if the video's popularity is any indication, this new style could catch on. In less than a week on YouTube the video already has nearly 1 million views.
(H/T to Deadspin)