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post #1 of 353 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Bruce Lee vs any UFC fighter

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and was wondering if you could all help me settle a long running debate I have been having with my friends.

Everyone knows that Bruce Lee is the greatest fighter ever and I tell my friends who all watch UFC that he could easily defeat any of them however they all tell me I'm wrong. The main reasons I feel he could beat any UFC (or MMA fighter) is:
  • One inch punch - I feel this is his strongest ally as it requires little room (1 inch) to deploy it so could be done even when being grabbled and the speed of it cannot be blocked. Anyone he hits with this is as good as finished
  • Didn't need to fight people on the ground - from what ive seen most mma is ended on the ground with some unwieldy hold however Bruce PERFECTED the art of beating his opponents whilst they were standing up. In short he would not need to rely about getting them on the ground
  • Mental toughness - the brain can be the warriors strongest or weakest weapon. Bruce was subjected to a rigorous training regime like no other on earth plus allegedly achieved enlightenment so his mental prowess would ensure his victory

There are a few more points but I feel that makes my case, any honest feedback or constructive criticism would be much appreciated. No haterz though.

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post #2 of 353 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 05:21 PM
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A bruce lee could defeat any mma fighter thread.....I have never seen anything like this

Seriously, Miguel Torres is the best 135 pounder and as much of a beast Bruce was fighting has evolved so much I think Torres would light him up. In an mma fight.
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thanks for the quick reply kamikaze145. I'm not familiar with this Torres character however fighting does not evolve, only fighters evolve. The main aim of fighting now is the same as it was thousands of years ago and Bruce was the best ever. Without more info about this torres guy I can't imagine him beating the master
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Hi all, I'm new to this forum and was wondering if you could all help me settle a long running debate I have been having with my friends.

Everyone knows that Bruce Lee is the greatest fighter ever and I tell my friends who all watch UFC that he could easily defeat any of them however they all tell me I'm wrong. The main reasons I feel he could beat any UFC (or MMA fighter) is:
  • One inch punch - I feel this is his strongest ally as it requires little room (1 inch) to deploy it so could be done even when being grabbled and the speed of it cannot be blocked. Anyone he hits with this is as good as finished
  • Didn't need to fight people on the ground - from what ive seen most mma is ended on the ground with some unwieldy hold however Bruce PERFECTED the art of beating his opponents whilst they were standing up. In short he would not need to rely about getting them on the ground
  • Mental toughness - the brain can be the warriors strongest or weakest weapon. Bruce was subjected to a rigorous training regime like no other on earth plus allegedly achieved enlightenment so his mental prowess would ensure his victory

There are a few more points but I feel that makes my case, any honest feedback or constructive criticism would be much appreciated. No haterz though.

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Wow. You know, it's funny...I have a friend JUST LIKE this guy, who thinks Jet Li could beat any MMA fighter. Take Enter the Dragon out of your DVD player and put on some UFC, dude. Time to learn what the **** you're talking about.
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You're new. I'll let this slide for now. But just so you know, threads like this pop up every once in a while.

Although you have reasons:

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One inch punch - I feel this is his strongest ally as it requires little room (1 inch) to deploy it so could be done even when being grabbled and the speed of it cannot be blocked. Anyone he hits with this is as good as finished
The one inch punch could not be implemented on the ground in grappling. it requires a solid stance to turn the hips.

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Didn't need to fight people on the ground - from what ive seen most mma is ended on the ground with some unwieldy hold however Bruce PERFECTED the art of beating his opponents whilst they were standing up. In short he would not need to rely about getting them on the ground
Opening scene in Enter the Dragon. He ends the fight on the ground.

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Mental toughness - the brain can be the warriors strongest or weakest weapon. Bruce was subjected to a rigorous training regime like no other on earth plus allegedly achieved enlightenment so his mental prowess would ensure his victory
True. He was indeed very mentally tough.


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Just one thing to think of before you or any other new guy starts a new thread like this.....

Rob Emerson can beat all of them on leg kicks alone!!

I hope this doesn't deter you from starting new threads but I figured I'd get it out in the clear.
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oh, and I don't know how I forgot this earlier... one word, really.



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Seems you've bought into the "myth" of Bruce Lee more than anything. I believe it would be fairly easy to say that Bruce would not do to well in MMA with the skills he had.

Yes, fighting does evolve. For thousands of years there were different martial arts. It was often disputed which was "The Best Martial Art". It wasn't until things like the UFC popped up 15-20 years ago, that we saw a blending of martial arts. Thus changing (evolving) Martial arts forever.

Bruce understood that and began incorporating different aspects together, things like: grappling and submissions. Fighters today are far ahead of where Bruce was.

I'm a huge Bruce Lee fan too, but I have to say that you're way off in your assumption of his potential in MMA.
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You should really make a best P4P fighter thread, too. We need one of those.



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post #10 of 353 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 05:54 PM
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Bruce Lee was a great martial artist and legend. However, he would get beat up in MMA. It is impossible for another man just to run through other top notch fighters. Bruce Lee is the man, but MMA fighting is something he really hadn't seen. Assuming he would kick everyone's ass is probably the dumbest thing I've ever read. Bruce Lee would get beat up in MMA. He would have a chance to be good, but he'd be fighting at 135. If he fought bigger guys, he would get smashed. Even at 135, there is no guarantee he would even compete favorably.
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