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    MMA Pioneers thread *Under contrruction*


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    Re: MMA Pioneers thread *Under contrruction*

    Post  manschesthair_utd on Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:53 pm

    looking at the list, i think bruce lee should be on there.

    he was one of the people to realise that the best fighting style was to be versed in all styles.

    I'm s little bit of a bruce lee fan, even though i am somewhat sick of the guy due to overexposure...there is a bruce lee theme restaurant directly outside my building, everywhere got picture of bruce, and all the staff dress like bruce in "game of death" tongue

    EDIT: just remembered my avatar is bruce water! Very Happy

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    Post  Ginginho on Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:23 pm

    Bruce Lee for sure - not only did he popularise the idea of not one dominant martial art, he was the inspiration for a lot of the early MMA fighters.

    For this thread, I can recommend reading "No Holds Barred: The Complete History of Mixed Martial Arts in America" by Clyde Gentry III. He followed the early scene and has documented the events leading up to the creation of the UFC and the following years very well.
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    Re: MMA Pioneers thread *Under contrruction*

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:17 am

    Gene Labell? Made Steven Segal shit his pants! And fought in an MMA fight before teaching Bruce Lee how to grapple!

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