“I have no doubt” – Conor McGregor backed Bruce Lee to be a world champion in MMA


“I have no doubt” – Conor McGregor backed Bruce Lee to be a world champion in MMA

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Conor McGregor on Bruce Lee! Labeled as ‘The Father of Mixed Martial Arts,’ Bruce Lee is indeed one of the most inconic figures to have lived on planet earth. Adored by many, Lee achieved some remarkable feats in his career. The Hong Kong-American star is a massive inspiration for many martial artists, and people around the globe.

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Born in San Francisco, California, Lee was a star in some of the finest action movies to be ever made. Along with his appearances on the big screen, Lee was an avid martial artist and philosopher. He founded Jeet Kune Do which incorporated elements of several other fighting styles.

Even though Lee never had an extensive fighting career, his teachings are documented and often used by many. In fact, majority people around the globe believe that Bruce Lee could have been a world champion. One man who thinks the same is Irish superstar McGregor.

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Conor McGregor heaped praise on Bruce Lee

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Conor McGregor

The sport of mixed martial arts has arguably become synonymous with McGregor. Through his performances in the octagon, ‘The Notorious’ has achieved humongous feats which in return have earned him a lot of fame and fortune. While McGregor inspires many around the world, the former 155-pound UFC champion complimented Bruce Lee.

During one of his interviews before UFC Fight Night 37, McGregor said, “I have no doubt he would have been world champion in MMA, no doubt. He’s fluid, he’s loose, he’s fast. His movement is fluid, it’s efficient, it’s functional. So many guys are addicted to strength and conditioning, they just get bulked up and stiff and slow. Bruce was free, his body was nimble.

Lee further received backing from Alexander Gustafsson who fought against Jimi Manuwa in the main event of UFC Fight Night 37. The former 205-pound title challenger said, “If he would compete in UFC today, he would be as skilled as any UFC fighter with his talent.”

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This is not the first time McGregor is heaping praise on Lee. Previously too, ‘The Notorious’ cited the famed martial artist as his inspiration. Do you think Bruce Lee could have been a world champion in mixed martial arts? Let us know your thoughts in the comment below.

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