This is one of the few times where I have to disagree. He has a Kyukushin karate background, trains in Muay Thai and BJJ. In terms of his "spirit" he has it otherwise he would not be champion for this long. Not sure what Seagal's angle was here.
On other news Stephanie Seymour is still one hot babe.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.