Medieval MMA! How have I never heard of this?!?

I thought @Officer_Charon did this
I want to get into something similar to this - the Armored Combat League. I just need to up my training, and get some improved gear that can stand up to the stresses of this level of fighting. I have a buddy who competes, who is DESPERATE to get me on board (but not desperate to pay for the kit. *laughs*)