I believe a bit in luck...and he could use some. This is why fighting is so complex. One move not only alters a fight outcome, but an entire career trajectory. A butterfly effect if you will.
Hope he heals up and starts wrecking people in the division again.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.