The Bruce Lee myth! Do you buy it?

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  1. slivercord

    slivercord Green Belt

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    So a guy with no fighting footage, only small light sparring videos(rare) is supposed to be this bad ass, that would do great in the early ufc? Sorry I don't buy it, but this myth has been perpetuated on the internet boards. This thread comes from a discussion I had with a co-worker. He said Bruce Lee was the goat and would beat any one. I just asked him about some footage and he shut up very quick. Now my opinion is that he can be called a pioneer of early martial arts in the western world. But I don't buy this invisible aura.
    Thoughts?
     
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    HOV Soldier of Sinister

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    Do I believe he was an above average fighter?...Sure

    Do I believe that he was the baddest man to ever walk the earth?....Hell no
     
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    OeuvrePressure Soapy Titwank

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    If the UFC has shown us anything it's that all fighters lose eventually

    Except JBJ so far

    And don't give me that Hamill stuff
     
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    Sherdog AKA infection.What's your opinion?

    Bruce is real,well,alive...
     
  5. HOV

    HOV Soldier of Sinister

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    So what's your point?
     
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    PolishHeadlock Putin Belt Platinum Member

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    Was he the baddest man on the planet? No

    Was he good enough to be competitive in UFC 1? Maybe
     
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    I don't think he was invisible. I clearly saw him.
     
  8. OeuvrePressure

    OeuvrePressure Soapy Titwank

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    Agreement that while he was a devoted practitioner and likely excellent fighter, he probably wouldn't have stood out too prominently in the age of the cage
     
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    HOV Soldier of Sinister

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    But was that really him?

    <{fry}>
     
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    Sounds like poetry

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    OeuvrePressure Soapy Titwank

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    That's one guy right there, I wouldn't have been shocked to hear BJ beat him
     
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    With my modern knowledge of MMA I bet I would school him.
     
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    BJ would have submitted him
     
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    OeuvrePressure Soapy Titwank

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    Be like white belt, my friend
     
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    Be like wafer
     
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    OeuvrePressure Soapy Titwank

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    Maybe.
    I learned a long time ago not to count on anyone being unbeatable
     
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    seems like theres' a new anti Bruce Lee post on this site everyday.
     
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    Who the F cares
     
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    Even 19th century dandy boxer BJ? Bruce would have knocked his top hat and monocle off and pulled his handlebar moustache.

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    would do great in the early UFC? who says that? early UFC had not weight classes, well 2 later one, but still well above Lee's weight. he wouldnt do very well.
    given time to train and fighting same-sized people? he would wreck them. he was a freak of human nature. crazy genetics, crazy work ethics.
     
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