Michael Bisping vs. his son in one-inch-punch contest
Bruce Lee’s one-inch punch is one of his most well-known techniques but it doesn’t seem to be utilized by modern MMA fighters, right?
This video may make you think otherwise, however, as we see current UFC middleweight champion, Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping, practicing Bruce Lee’s one-inch punch with his son, Callum.
They both give the technique a go but it looks like the UFC fighter’s strike has quite a bit more behind it than his son’s does.
The one-inch punch originates from Chinese martial arts but was popularized by martial arts icon and legend, Bruce Lee.
The technique itself seems to be a little outdated and more parlor trick than anything but perhaps practicing to develop power in a short amount of space can help improve your overall punching power. That is just speculation however and practicing your strikes with the correct technique seems like the better way to go.
The longtime UFC veteran and TUF 3 winner, Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping, shocked the world when he knocked out Luke Rockhold in June of 2016 to win the middleweight title on just 17 days’ notice.
He later defended that belt against longtime rival Dan Henderson who famously knocked Bisping out in brutal fashion some one hundred UFCs ago at UFC 100.
After a plethora of injuries, Bisping is now slated to face returning welterweight GOAT, Georges St. Pierre, in a couple of weeks at UFC 217 on November 4, 2017, from Madison Square Garden.
ABOUT MICHAEL BISPING:
Michael Bisping (born 28 February 1979) is an English mixed martial artist and actor. He fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. He is a former Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion, and The Ultimate Fighter 3 Light Heavyweight Tournament winner. At UFC 78, he became the first English fighter in a UFC main event and at UFC 199, he became the first English fighter to win a UFC championship. [Source: Wiki]