Randy Couture’s manager tells Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris sparring story

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Perhaps the most influential martial artist of all time, the legendary Bruce Lee left a permanent mark in the world of martial arts and cinema despite his tragic passing at the age of 32.

UFC president Dana White went on to call him the “father of mixed martial arts” and although most MMA purists may scoff at this, his connections to the sport inside and outside the cage appear in places you may not expect.

In the following interview, UFC legend Randy Couture’s manager Sam Spira tells a story from his childhood where he witnessed a sparring session between two legends of the martial arts; Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris revealing some interesting details about the duo.

“Chuck fought at about sixty [160lbs] whereas Bruce was about thirty, forty [135, 140] but shredded. These were two of the greatest martial artists I had ever seen, their control was off the charts”

So with that in consideration, who came out on top?

Check out the rest of the interview where Sam reveals the outcome of these sessions, what other Hollywood notables trained, as well as the burning question on how would Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris would fare inside the Octagon if they were in their physical primes today.

Lee Jun-fan, known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, philosopher and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century.  [Source: Wiki]

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