Have you ever watched a mixed martial arts bout and thought, _This could use weapons, and also Iron Man. _Congratulations, crazy person with the imagination of a small child: Unified Weapons Master has you covered, and the results are actually blood-free.
A series of competitions coming to Australia later this year will feature weaponized fighters suited in robotic battle armor, which will protect them from harm while still registering the damage done from strikes. Whoever pummels their oppenent the hardest–without, you know, actually hurting them–wins, and the audience can follow along with the action.
Bonus: the fighters look like ninjas. There are reasons to hope the idea, developed by a Sydney startup called Chiron Global, takes off.
Here’s an idea of what it’ll look like: