Just wanted to add that this fight reminded me of the NOS commercial. You know what I'm talking about...what in the world was T Browne thinkin'...prolly Sith Lord Greg Jackson telling him to loosen up and play around in there. He got a wicked right cross to the chin for that.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.