Minor League Skilz wrote: Amazinz wrote:
Mixed martial artists are far superior to one-dimensional boxers. Look at what happens when boxers (one-dimensional fighters) enter mixed-martial arts competitions. Very few have lasted and the ones that have have done so because they expanded their arsenal to include a ground game. If you need a living example check out Hoyce Gracie who has absolutely demolished stand-up brawlers
much, much larger than himself. A boxer can't do much damage from his ass.
With that said I have no idea who would win, my guess would be Ali. I have never seen Bruce Lee fight professionally and I would probably compare him to Jet Li who openly admitted that he is an expert of the art form but would get his ass handed to him by a practicing MMA like Tito Ortiz.
I have to agree with you on this one. I really think that Lee's ability to kick and get Ali on the ground would give him an edge
. I am a fan of UFC and other MMA fighting and boxers have a hard time with guys who can grapel and get you on the ground. If Lee has any type of submission ability Ali wouldn't know what hit him.
That being said if they went toe to toe and kept it standing ALi would probably be able to catch him with a punch for the KO. A no gloves Ali punch might take his head off.
Comparing Muhammad Ali to a "stand up brawler" palooka that Gracie may have fought is an insult and Layla Ali should come down here and kick your ass for even suggesting it.
Lee's ability to kick and get Ali on the ground would give him an edge
Lee can or wants to get people on the ground? He's not a wrestler, he's a standup striker. Lee have never gotten anyone on the ground without buying them dinner first.
Also how is he supposed to get Ali on the ground? 5'7" 140 lbs is going to take 6'3" 200lbs to the ground? And Ali is going to stand there while this midget tries to take him down? Nahh I think that Ali starts smacking him on the top of the head.
Sure Lee can kick but he has to get close enough - Ali would tag him before Lee gets within spitting distance.
You are also forgetting that Ali has taken the best that the best 200+ lb strikers in the world have been able to dish out (George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Leon Spinks, Floyd Patterson, Archie Moore etc.) gone 12 rounds with some of them and beat them all. How many times do you think that your 140 lb midget would have to hit Ali before Ali even noticed him?
btw - who has Lee ever fought?
Put Ali up against a 200 lb MMA with some experience who has ground skills and then it is closer. Liddell or Arlovski maybe.