Not many may have wondered what would happen if someone decided to merge mixed martial arts (MMA) with 3×3 basketball. However, in Russia they did.
There, they have managed to converted this idea into a hybrid spot called ‘Batyr Ball’.
A video of this new sport has gone viral on Twitter showing a dunk in which a player/fighter smashes the glass of the board in the middle of a circular ring fenced off as an MMA octagon.
What are the rules of Batyr Ball?
The rules are not entirely clear, but what is certain from a first glance is that there are two teams of three players each facing each other.
Baskets count for one point, three-pointers count double and there doesn’t seem to be traveling or any other traditional basketball rules, as almost any contact is allowed.
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