Tank was a bully who got his ass handed to em. There's a parallel with the current situation a decade + later. A different kind of bully now.
Out of all the old fighters he's the only one who resembles his former self which is pretty amazing. He looks and fights the same still. Hasn't lost speed and definitely not his power.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.