How anybody survived these slug-fests is anybody’s guess.
Fighting during sporting contests is as old as, well, sport.
In almost all fields on all surfaces, when tensions get to be too much the fists start flying and often involve entire teams and managers.
Here are a couple of compilations just to get you going, please don’t start punching walls or loved ones when watching any of these videos.
Here is one from the AFL in Australia, with former star of the Sydney Swans Barry Hall, losing his cool with the niggling tactics of Brent Staker.
Here is another video from Down Under, with some of biggest and best fights from the NRL on display, along with some bone-rattling shoulder charges for good measure.
Finally this one has got the lot, rugby players, go-kart drivers, a MMA fighter rips doors off their hinges and even the ladies of the Lingerie Football League throw down.