This is the only recording of Bruce Lee in a real MMA fight. He's fighting Dan Inosanto here, one of his top students. They are wearing protective gear beacause they were NOT ALLOWED to fight without them. Those were the state rules at the time. If not for those rules I can guarantee you that Bruce would have fought bare-knuckled.
Posted by I Love Bruce Lee on Sunday, June 11, 2017
Bruce Lee is widely believed to be the greatest martial artist of all time. With his knowledge of Wing Chun from IP Man, combined with his Jeet Kun Do, Lee showed the world a side of martial arts many had never seen.
With that being said, many have always wondered how Lee would have faired in a mixed martial arts fight in present day. While Lee never competed in a martial arts fight, you can see footage of him in a full contact match above!
According to the Bruce Lee fanpage which posted the video, Lee is fighting one of his top students, Dan Inosanto, while wearing protective gear because they weren’t allowed to compete without protective gear due to state rules.
Check out the awesome, and extremely rare, footage above!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/13/2017.