Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.
Check this out. I knew the guy who cut Bruce Lee's hair back in the day, and me and my cousins asked him for a story that was never written in any books about Bruce. He told us about the day he met Bruce at his Melrose studio back in the late 60's. Check this out, I have talked to a lot of fighters over the years and have read a few books on Bruce Lee's life, but I have never heard anything as crazy as what Joe told me and my cousins. When he walked into the studio, Bruce was demonstrating the one-inch punch with his students. Joe laughed when he witnessed this and Bruce stopped the entire class and asked Joe, "What is so funny? ". Joe replied back to Bruce saying that was a neat trick, which he would later regret saying. Bruce looked at him and said " You think my art is a trick? ". He then yelled at one of his students in Chinese and the student grabbed a big thick book from the bookcase in the studio. He gave the book to Bruce who then threw the book at Joe. Joe ...more - badcoach
Bruce may only be matched by his teacher IP Man and even then I don't know. The world lost big time when he passed away he was a man of many talents and master to them all
Bruce Lee is the best fighter the world has ever seen and ever will see even better than Fedor Emelianenko
look guys you all compare these fighters for nothing my opinion is that bruce lee whould take them down for sure and why I believe that? I have seen with my eyes too many fights of bruce lee cause I am 78 years old and I am from china... this man was a cat no one never touched him in a fight and when I say never I mean never. the fastest, the strongest, the most experienced at his age, and with his own way to fight. not only kung fu, not only box or kick boxing, he was the first mma fighter..
I've known a man able to disable me in under two seconds whom has in the past killed armed men with his bare hands. He was open to any challenge at the gym at which he taught as well.He was an incredibly skilled fighter and says he's never felt completely outmatched by a single person before besides Bruce Lee whom he said was so hard to land anything worth calling a hit on it seemed almost inhuman. He claims Bruce Lee was by far the fastest person he has ever seen and kid hit with extreme power and precision when and wherever he felt like. I appreciate that many UFC fighters may be able to produce more power and even beat Bruce in a ring match however in a fight without rules I'd assume Bruce would be exceedingly deadly and brutally efficient.
He is the greatest fighter who ever lived, but everyone knows that.
Anyone who downplays lee even a little bit is treated with suspicion. So if you say lee was great but we don't know how good his chin was type comments you would be considered jealous and a hater.,!
The answer to that is lee could kick but, it came extremely well, so forgive lee if he don't let you test and know how good his chin is. It's irrelevant how good his chin is. God built us differently, with different strengths and weakness so we fight differently. If lee beat Ali in 10 seconds, but Ali never landed on lees chin are you going to hold that against lee?
Ray Charles and stevie wonder and any blind person knows Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are beautiful regardless whether they've seen them because they've heard it. They don't need to see them to know it. Same with Bruce.
Bruce Lee deserves the top spot not just because he was a great fighter, he was also a pioneer. He was way ahead of his time in terms of blending different types of martial arts together. Bruce was also the first to be open with his knowledge. Before him, if a stranger walked into a martial art school, everyone would stop in fear of leaking knowledge.
Thanks to Bruce we now have open gyms. Not many people know this but he was the first to do this.
Guys like Gene Labelle like to take credit for being the first MMA fighter, but in reality he was a Judo guy and that is it. When he fought Milo it wasn't an MMA fight. It was Judo vs Boxing, plain and simple! MMA is when the fighters know more than one form of martial art.
If you ask anyone be it Ali, Fedor, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Rickson Gracie or any MMA fighter or combatant in the world since Lees death in 1973, "Tell me what the first thing that comes into your head if I say the word greatest fighter"
The first thing that will come into their minds would be Bruce lee. It would be hard to resists thinking that, almost impossible to task. Because the words greatest fighter and Bruce lee are hard to separate. Just like Fish and Chips, King and Queen or Ham and eggs or Oliver hardy and Stan Laurel. You get where I'm going.
But these proud fighters might not admit it and try hide that fact. They wouldn't necessarily tell the truth and be honest with you that that is what came into their heads automatically without thinking.
Bruce Lee was an amazing fighter. His stamina was unbelievable, his strength was amazing, he can run a million miles before he starts jogging. Although he died at the young age of 33, he is immortal, because he lived a life worth remembering. He made amazing movies, he created Sheet Kune Do. Bruce Lee even had the ability to take on 1,000 men if he barely tried, he trained at such a young age, before he was 10 (about 5) he got out the wing chug and started kicking, parrying, and punching it to make him stronger, and we all know how that turned out. Bruce Lee was an amazing fighter who never gave up and never lost a fight in his life, only when he got bullied and beat up when he was little. He was resilient, so resilient that he was given, wait given? I mean he grabbed the ability himself. To were he can kick any ones ass.
Bruce Lee believed in fighting in its purist form, for self-presevation. For this reason, he did not compete in tournaments. That mentality with his skills assures that he would destroy Fedor, Norris, Silva, and even Tyson with lethal or paralyzing blows to nerve centers and/or pressure points. His techniques for victory would be banned though in any regulated fighting match. Ali may have posed the greatest threat with his speed combined with comparably heavier hands. Jet Li, Chan, Jaa would have to strike first and with lethal intent because Lee was still too quick and would seek first blood unless caught off guard somehow.
No one on this list is physically capable of what this man did. He was so quick with movements that he had to slow down for the camera. In boxing we clearly see every punch. It took some takes for bruce to make sure the camera saw his fist or foot when he striking. He can't bench more than brock lesnar, kimbo slice, or the young mike tyson. But neither one of those three guys are capable of knocking some one out as fast as Bruce lee. They are not capable of sending any man 15 feet away with a no swing one inch punch like Bruce lee neither.
The whole world knows Bruce Lee was the GOAT. that's just how it is as has been said countless times.
But we are realistic when saying that. Nobodies saying since 1973 there has no one who has been born who could have beaten him, that's not case. There have been names put forward who might have beaten him, but that is speculation we will never know for sure.
But even if there have been people in recent times who could beat him, Bruce lee is still the greatest fighter ever, because you know if he was born today, he would still be ahead of the pack, as he alone is the genius and prodigy.
Exactly nobody needs to have seen lee fight to know he was one of the greatest ever fighters. Just like Ray Charles and strive wonder don't need to see raquel Welch, and Bridget Bardot to know they are beautiful, because they hear the world say it enough times. Is Ray Charles going to make excuses to deny Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn... Of course not.? Are they going to protest I haven't seen them so I don't know if they are beautiful, or what beauty competitions did they win as evidence of their Beauty?
Read his books, and check out his regimes along with what people have said people just don't up, and make stuff up about people. Bruce Lee was at one point 160 pounds that's junior middleweight. So, that tells me that P4P Bruce Lee till this day is the greatest fighter ever. People only say actor because that's the only time you seen him fight, but you got to understand Bruce fought in the streets with no rules or regulations which means no banning of techniques.
Not just a fighter, but also a philosopher, director, actor, and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts style. What an amazing person; my idol. Even Chuck Norris admitted that Bruce Lee would kick his as*, and how long did it take him to say that when asked - Not even a second.
If it weren't for his assassination, Bruce Lee would be the most admired and respected person in the world with even MMA fighters bowing to his magnificence.
Bruce is the best fighter for sure.
When he was alive this actor could do and say as he pleased and no one could call him out on anything even if they disagreed with him, as no one could openly challenge him one on one. Nobody could beat him and they knew it.
Bruce could put tournaments down, he could put competitors down, he could put styles down he could do and say anything, as everyone knew he knew what he was talking about and the man.
You will notice people who voted for fedor or whoever is in second place has to mention the word Bruce lee to try put him down and in his place by being spiteful. Its because they are threatened by Bruce.
RIP. This man was and is and always will be the greatest. The only, ONLY, person in history who could have ever contested him was IP MAN. He has sealed his legacy and nobody will ever take that from him. Bruce lee has faught people and has tought people. He was an artist, and a great man. Nowadays people like to try and compare and you can't do that with bruce. Just like you can't with ali, or michael jordan. Mma is a tough man competition. Mixed. These men in the earlier days are responsible for paving the road to what it is today. I'm not gonna disrespect chuck norris. He was a great fighter in the USA! Usa is not the best at fighting. We got these skills from overseas. Lee was taught by the greatest grandmaster that ever lived in the history of life by ip man, and he was the wing chun master. Reading some of these comments are sad because lee jeopardized himself to teach here and how is he thanked? Everyone has a right to their opinions however before making a judgment, take the ...more
Bruce Lee does SO much things a regular human being can't do. He was too strong for punching bags, too fast for the cameras at that time, catching rice in mid air with chopsticks, the one inch punch, sent people flying when powerfully kicked, two finger push ups, etc. He goes for pure power, speed and strategy. He has never lost a fight to ANYONE. Not even ties, like Jet Li vs Jackie Chan. He is an absolute legend. I wish he had lived a longer life.
Bruce Lee actually mastered every mixed martial arts known to man. Raised by the monks since childhood, trainned so much to the point he couldn't even have anytime to hang out with his friends, Lee fans believed him to have a sixth sense (which isn't real, but maybe he just had really good hearing), and could defeat anyone with one simple kick that makes a person go flying backwards about 6 ft or possibly more and that wasn't only from the movies neither. He also mastered almost every melee style as well such as nun-chucks, knives, and disarming. Even since his death long ago he still has no equal to this very day. Still exploring other fighters but haven't found a match yet!
Fighting bruce you was never safe as he controlled you offensively and defensively. You couldn't defend as head prize open your defense and hit you. You couldn't be offensive as being offensive towards bruce he hits you.
So either attacking or defending is uncertain and your in no mans land without a clue what the course of action is against bruce and then your fighting a losing battle.
You quickly realize that.
Isn't is obvious? Bruce lee was the best fighter of his era and the best of all time. he had speed, strength, discipline, and everything else you could possible want in a fighter. for everyone hats says taut he was nothing more than a actor, maybe you should do more research in his work before you open your mouth. Bruce lee was the best martial artist and fight to ever fight.
Bruce Lee was the best fighter to ever grace this world. Now people need to understand that he wasn't a tournament fighter, in tournaments there are rules that you need to respect during the fights. That is why he probably would'nt win any world tournament, but in real life fight, with no rules Bruce Lee was the best, there are people who fighted against him that are still alive, some of them are even tournament winners, and they all said that they never fought anyone like him, and that in a real fight Bruce could beat us all.
Bruce Lee is simply best he is the king of fighting and is a person who would not abuse people with his power like a lot of people he shaped fighting quite a bit as well as amaze people with that one trick where he would have a person have a coin in there hand and close there hand before he would swipe it out and put another coin.
Bruce lee was the best fighter in history. Contrary to popular belief he never admitted anyone could beat. He said hed never claim to be no2.
People who knew Lee and his students have mentioned the fact that Bruce lee felt he could beat anyone in the world in a street fight or rather real fight. Mainly because he never met anybody who could do what he could do, or even stop one of his attacks.
Too fast for any fighter mentioned below. Anything you throw at him he will throw it back faster, stronger and more accurately. He basically created MMA, so don't even try to put any MMA fighter above the creator. Greatest of all time.
The most respected, idolized fighter in history. So that is self explanatory he is of course considered the greatest fighter who ever lived, even if there has been someone who could have on any given day beaten him, since he died in 1973.
Achieved cult status as the average person on the street decided he deserved that status because of having achieved exceptional abilities