From this TVTropes article: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Kevlard "The Gladiator Games of Ancient Rome. Despite the Sword & Sandal stereotype of relatively lean, muscular gladiators, historic gladiators lived on fat-building diets. The layer of fat helped protect them from the bloody, slicing wounds that audiences loved." The Fatiator (Fatty Ate-er?) Games, yesssssssss!