Conor McGregor on why Bruce Lee would have been World Champion in MMA
There are few others out there who can say that they’ve had a bigger impact on the world of martial arts than Bruce Lee, if anyone.
Through his films, Bruce turned the world on, particularly the Western world, to the martial arts. And, there’s definitely an argument to be made that without Bruce Lee popularizing the martial arts like he did, there may very well have been no mixed martial arts, maybe.
In this video, we see Conor McGregor of all people pay his respects to the legend, Bruce Lee, which is nice to see. According to Conor, there is no doubt in his mind that Bruce would have been a world champion in MMA.
Now, this is a bit of a point of contention among many modern martial artists. Although Bruce was certainly very skilled and ahead of his time in many ways, I still reckon he would get eaten alive by a modern MMA fighter with his skillset.
However, with that being said, had Bruce Lee still been around today, given his philosophy and mindset, he would most likely realize the importance of grappling and having well-rounded, technical skills and would almost certainly adopt the modern training methods. Well, maybe with a little extra flash and ‘WA-POW!’
Check it out in the video below.
ABOUT CONOR MCGREGOR:
Conor Anthony McGregor (born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. He has also competed as a welterweight in mixed martial arts (MMA), and light middleweight in boxing. He is #3 on the UFC’s pound for pound rankings. [Source: Wiki]
ABOUT BRUCE LEE:
Lee Jun-fan (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, one of the wushu or kungfu styles. 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]