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Bruce Lee Today?

Hey guys, here is a question that I have wondered about as long as I have been watching UFC.

How successful would you guys think,(if he where still alive) BRUCE LEE would have been in the UFC or MMA in general. I’m curious to hear some thoughts on the subject.

When the UFC had no weight classes I would have had some doubts, but now since there is a weight class system, I think the dragon would have handed out some major defeats to some of the top names.

Can you all imagine St. Pierre vs. Bruce Lee.
Hey what if Bruce Lee was amped on Spike. Ooohh the possibilities. Just curious to hear some thoughts on the matter.

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The question is where would MMA be without bruce lee.

Sigh.

I read somewhere (I dont’t have the source, maybe on here) that Bruce Lee fought in 3 MMA fights and only won 1 of them.

He would probably win some mathces, but I don’t think he would be a champion.

You are only as good as your sparring partners. Lee didn’t work out with anyone that good as far as I know.

He never competed, so our evaluation of him is based on testimonials, not actually seeing him compete.

I think people will be arguing about Bruce Lee’s abilities until the end of time.

Sigh.

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Bruce Lee would get his ass handed to him. But so would any pure striker. Have you ever seen MMA? Early UFCs? Striker with no takedown defense = roadkill.

Even worse, Bruce had a Wing Chun base. Wing Chun sucks worse than TKD, which says something.

Now, Bruce Lee trained as an MMA guy would be a different story. He was smart, athletic, fast, strong and well coordinated. But that’s not the Bruce Lee you’re thinking of.

Bruce Lee sucks at good mornings.

[quote]moody6549 wrote:
I read somewhere (I dont’t have the source… [/quote]

You should’ve stopped there. Now your just making shit up.

[quote]Test-one wrote:
Hey guys, here is a question that I have wondered about as long as I have been watching UFC.

How successful would you guys think,(if he where still alive) BRUCE LEE would have been in the UFC or MMA in general. I’m curious to hear some thoughts on the subject.

When the UFC had no weight classes I would have had some doubts, but now since there is a weight class system, I think the dragon would have handed out some major defeats to some of the top names.

Can you all imagine St. Pierre vs. Bruce Lee.
Hey what if Bruce Lee was amped on Spike. Ooohh the possibilities. Just curious to hear some thoughts on the matter.[/quote]

LMAO. This is a great post. Keep it up, and you’ll be as good as Grew7.

Seriously, NICE work.

Considering he’d be 66 years old, I don’t think he’d be much of a threat to the current champions.

Let’s post pics and discuss his physique.


I’d rather see Matt Hughes vs the Fifth Deadly Venom (The Toad) who was invincible to just about any form of attack, even machetes!

anyone know if Bruce Lee ever fought Chuck Norris in real life?

that i’d like to see…

[quote]HJLau75 wrote:
He wasn’t a pure striker. He was in the movies because thats what made the money, no one wanted to see people wrestle. Thye let him incorporate some takedown stuff in some movies but that was it.

He was diverse in his fighting, a lot of you guys posting just based your information on what you think you know from just watching the movies. Don’t post if you don’t know anything about him.

I think he would of owned the 135 weight division and if he wanted to up to 145, he’d own that too. He was just too much of a perfectionist and trained much harder than even some people today.

Granted he didn’t train too much in BJJ but look at Chuck Lidell, he knows BBJ, but I doubt he trains in it as hard as everyone else. I think Bruce would of been the same effect in those weight classes. Heavy hands and feet.[/quote]

LMFAO, here they come. I’m out of here.

Bruce Lee could beat up any bodybuilder, I do know that. Bodybuilders have too much non-functional muscle.

LOL. :slight_smile:

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
LMFAO, here they come. I’m out of here.[/quote]

Why? These threads are uniformly hilarious. There’s enough “turnover” on the forum such that there will always be a new class of people here to defend Bruce Lee’s status as Greatest Fighter Ever.

Enjoy the hilarity.

Judo Gene Labell could take down Lee pretty much at will. He never made a big deal of it, but he did walk over and grab him a couple of times, just to let him know it was possible.

Labell wasn’t that good of a fighter. Good Judoka, but not a MMA guy. a MMA guy would quite handily take out Labell, and, hence, Lee.

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
Why? These threads are uniformly hilarious. There’s enough “turnover” on the forum such that there will always be a new class of people here to defend Bruce Lee’s status as Greatest Fighter Ever.

Enjoy the hilarity.[/quote]

It just gets so repetitive though. You’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. Kind of like his movies. Hell, I even used to like Bruce Lee movies, but now I just get pissed off and change the channel.

[quote]FFB4Life wrote:
anyone know if Bruce Lee ever fought Chuck Norris in real life?

that i’d like to see…[/quote]

Yes, it was in Rome in the Coliseum. Luckily camera crews caught the action and Lee actually killed Norris. Norris being the bad ass he is came back to life and went on to become the star of Walker Texas Ranger. You can catch it on video.

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