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How would Bruce Lee stack up in MAA

I am just curious as to how you all feel Bruce Lee would stack up, going by what you know of his training methods and attitude and all. I'll post my opinion later after seeing some of yours so as not to taint your opinions with mine I am looking for some honest answers

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Easy.

Bruce Lee would flatten, ANY MMA artist in the business. He is the exact embodiment of what the perfect martial artist is. He is strong, very fast, with great endurance. His training methods were unothadox, pushing his body to limits beyond the comphrension of now-a-days fighters. Bruce Lee could take any of them. He was beyond anything that was before him, and is far beyond anything todays fighters have to offer. He would KO the stand up fighters, and Tap-out any Gracie, or any body else for that matter.

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I hope you're kidding. Bruce was tapped by Judo Gene LeBell when he accepted LeBell's invitation to roll with him. LeBell is also one of Bruce's biggest influences when it came including grappling techniques into JKD.
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Uhh..

No.. I'm not kidding.. Where do you get your idea that he was tapped out by Gene LeBell.. ?

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I would pay big money to watch him fight shawn sherk. I am trying to keep it as close to lee's weight as possible.
My $ would be on sherk!
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If he trained with Gene, he was tapped. Gene is not a nice man when he rolls (he is a very kind-hearted guy, but he isn't called one of the "most sadistic SOBs on the planet" for nothing). Guys who've gotten a chance to learn from him at his Gym in Hollywood (which is now run by Gokor if I'm not mistaken) or get a chance to spend a weekend at his cabin in Big Bear will quickly attest that he's not reluctant at all when it comes to stretching guys out.

As far as Bruce goes, I doubt he'd have too much of a chance. Don't get me wrong, he was a great Martial Artist. However, I think his biggest contribution to the Martial Arts community as a whole was the fact that he insisted on "taking what works" and "discard[ing] the rest" in his quest to find a complete fighting style. If he had spent a lot more time fighting in truly competitive situations, it would be a lot easier to get a more realistic perspective. As far as reality goes, we can only guess.

I do know I'd pay big money to see it if it were possible.
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Assumption?

Ahhh, I see. So you are on the ASSUMPTION that Lee would have tapped, since he trained with him. Oh, alright, we are ASSUMING things now. Well then, hell, anything can happen when we are GUESSING now can't it. Next time, please specify that we are ASSUMING things, alright? Thanks.

Bruce Lee's style of the intercepting fist was brilliant, and IMO the most effective martial art out there, which is why, I still say he would flatten any of the generic, punch-and-hope-for-the-best, or clinch-and-takedown-punch, fighters.

Anyways, I agree, I would pay big money to see it.

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HMm well Bruce did eventually go on to realize that even his style he created JKD was flawed, in hios opinion all styleswere flawed by the simple concept of having a style Now I am not saying Bruce would win every fight no one is that good, but I think he might really have been the first one to have the concept of a MMA art, and if someone beat him chances are that would be the first and last time that person ever did so.
Bruce trained for a different reason then most MMA fighters do as well.. for most MMA fighters its a job or a chance to be tough, for BRuce it was a way of life, he did not fight much cause for him his skills were to be used in self defense and if he must he would kill his opponent (not that he has but that was his philosiphy

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Ahhh, I see. So you are on the ASSUMPTION that Lee would have tapped, since he trained with him. Oh, alright, we are ASSUMING things now. Well then, hell, anything can happen when we are GUESSING now can't it. Next time, please specify that we are ASSUMING things, alright? Thanks.

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Anyways, I agree, I would pay big money to see it.
Tit-for-tat sir... You cannot say that Bruce
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would flatten, ANY MMA artist in the business
without making an ASSUMPTION on your own part. Not to be disrespectful, but the guys dead. We can only play games of "what if?" It would be like speculating how Buddha would do against Ghandi in a wrestling match (although, my money would be on Buddha).

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but I think he might really have been the first one to have the concept of a MMA art
True to words. In retrospect, that may his biggest contribution to the Martial Arts community as a whole.
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Hmm some interesting points mde by all.. and for those who have not guessed I am a huge Bruce Lee fan, more due to his work ethic and all, and his movies are cool too.. it really would have been interesting to see how Bruce would have reacted to all of this.

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