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Prime Bruce Lee vs Sylvester Stallone?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Matchup Discussion' started by superpunch, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. superpunch Banned Banned

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    Bruce Lee had incredible Kung Fu.



    Sylvester Stallone had amazing boxing.



    Both were incredible martial artists that reached the top of their game. Let's compare them.

    Physical:

    Stallone - 5'9" 185 lbs. 72" reach.
    Bruce lee - 5'7" 135 lbs. 68" reach.
    Speed advantage: Bruce Lee
    Strength advantage: Stallone
    Cardio advantage: Bruce Lee -- Stallone looks gassed by round 6, but Bruce Lee fought multiple opponents like in a kumite and still had gas in the tank.
    Chin advantage: Stallone -- he takes some incredible shots in that footage
    Body durability: Bruce Lee -- he takes hits from nunchucks to the body and keeps pressing forward
    Reach advantage: Stallone
    Size advantage: Stallone

    Overall: Stallone

    Martial arts:

    Striking: Stallone - Boxing has proven to a vastly superior striking art to kung fu.
    Grappling - Bruce Lee - Stallone was a 1 dimensional boxer. Bruce displayed grappling knowledge like armbars.
    Wrestling: Tie. Bruce Lee certainly has more training here but Stallone's size advantage makes it a wash.



    Overall: Tie

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    This is a very close matchup between them both in their primes. But -- I have to give the overall advantage to Stallone because of his physical advantages. What's your opinion?
     
  2. TheHotorious Blue Belt

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    You’re lame. Ban.
     
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    Stallone was a state qualifying wrestler during high school.

    And there's a 50 pounds weight difference in pure muscle.

    Concert? Ring?
    In real life a 30 year old Stallone probably picks up 30 year old Bruce Lee and body slams him on concrete and ends the fight right there.
     
  4. Misanthropist Purple Belt

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    A small framed dancer against prime Stallone in real life? No chance.

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    Great thread. Thanks for the UFC related information based on solid data instead of imaginary takes on celebrities.
     
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    Ts I admire you for putting so, much effort and detail i trash thread, you must have a fullfilling life.
     
  7. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Stallone has always looked super uncoordinated to me, I'd go with Bruce.
     
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    Wait, are we talking Rocky against Bruce Lee's characters in movies or Stallone vs Bruce Lee IRL?
    Rocky wins but Stallone loses IMO.
    Stallone's boxing isn't good enough to knock out Bruce on the feet, especially considering Bruce was a supreme kicker, who would have attacked Stallone with kicks he might have barely seen.
    In the grappling department, granted Stallone is bigger etc. but he doesn't know how to grapple at all, so I think he could bumrush him and take it down but would get armbared right after it.
     
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    Stallone by going over the top.
     
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    Al Pacino
     
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    Stallone bullies the manlet
     
  12. renaissance_man White Belt

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    Bruce Lee 9/10 times. You're comparing a highly trained martial artist with elite athleticism/physical capabilities to an actor who appears to have poor boxing form and at best 'above average' athleticism. The size difference is no where near enough to offset the skill/athletic difference. If Stallone was 220 pounds, that would be a different story.
     
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    Stallone via leg warmers on arms
     
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    Why do you say that? Because his hand movement made no sense and he lead with his head?
     
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    id like to see them both vs bob sapp in a handicap match
     
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    Bruce lee via angry cat noises.
     
  18. Bruce Lees character in Way of the Dragon actually had some grappling, finishing Chuck Norris with a standing guillotine. None of Stallones characters could grapple. Jiu-jitsu is king, when only one fighter knows about it.
     
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    It depends on the script.
     

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