jet Li shouldn't even be in this conversation. The best competitors for this title (best fighter) are the various top rated MMA fighters (who have all but evolved beyond the gracies) and Bruce lee. It all depends on the situation. In the Octagon under UFC rules Bruce lee's chances of success would not be good. In a street fight with no rules where you could use throat strikes, eye jabs and all the rest, the modern MMA's chances of success would be small indeed. Bruce lee's art jeet Kune Do was about life or death no holds barred self defense and none of the people mentioned have the speed to survive a fight like that with bruce Lee. Bruce Lee fan's need to realize that he is not deity and could not defeat everyone in any venue, and MMA fighters need to realize that as strikers, MMA fighters are pathetically unskilled compared to a man on the level of Bruce lee. MMA fighters are usually men with good grappling skills that can tackle most strikers to the ground and end the fight there, and have just enough striking skill to take out a pure grappler. On the feet, i don't care how big they are, the top MMA fighters would lose terribly period. 250 pounds or not, if you get hit in the chest with 130 pounds travelling at 80 miles per hour from a barreling side kick your going to more than feel it. Bruce Lee couldn't use heavy bags weighing less than 200 pounds because he destroyed them with his kicks. If grappling were permitted however in a UFC style scenario, the Top MMA fighters would win. But once again, if it's no holds barred I have to go with bruce again. It is not that strikers in MMA can't land on grapplers but rather that they cannot knock them out with one punch for the most part. If we are talking about vital spots however, the entire equation changes. Before Chuck liddel could even bend down to shoot, Bruce Lee would already be on the inside with a sharp blow to the throat promptly ending the fight. So who the best fighter is will ultimately be determined by which venue you choose.
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Best Fighter(real fighters) Ever:
Apidej Sit Hirun = Pro fights: 340 wins/10 Losses/1 Draw.
This man once broke both arms of his apponent and he also broke a fighter's thigh bone. At one time he held seven Welterweight titles of both Muay Thai and international boxing. This historic record has never been broken since. He is hailed as “The seven titles
champion” or “The Best Muay Thai Fighter of all time, and best Kicker of the century”. Titles were awarded by the
Authority King of Thailand.
Deisel Noi = 200 fights
the fighter that in the end, no one dared fight-Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn. He was the knee expert, producing knockout after knockout with his stunning knee attacks. He became what is called a "spinster" fighter-one that nobody dared challenge and gave up one of his championships simply because no one could be found who was willing to fight him for it.
Pol Prapradang = 350 Fights
He was never knocked down nor given the count during his extraordinary fighting career. This record is even more spectacular since it was built by often fighting in weight classes much heavier than his own.
1st of all: Chuck wouldn't shoot on him. Second: Even the biggest amatuer fighter in the world knows to keep his chin down. Third: Martial Arts has evolved ions past Bruce Lee's time. And finally by Bruce Lee's own admission, Chuck being a superior kickboxer and wrestler, would destroy Bruce Lee in a fight. You're in a fantasy world.
Bruce Lee would have won any fight ever in any situation. He was 100% unbeatable. He is the greatest fighter who ever lived and probably will ever live. 4 exception's the 4 horse men of the apocalypse. Oh yeah and Sampson only cause he had strength given to him from god tho so its not really fair. XD
Let me break it down for everyone.
I'm going to list the top 5 fighters who in my opinion, also consistant with the opinion of very many Mixed Martial Arts experts, are the best all around fighters in the world and would be any actor fighter including Bruce Lee.