"fedor is the currently the top dawg in mma"- um, NO!
This is a seriously ridiculous, not to mention disrespectful question. Bruce Lee would be 69 yrs. old if he was still alive; and I'd still bet on Lee at age 69, against Fedor in his prime (now)... much less if Lee was still about 30. Bruce Lee is the father of modern (especially american) martial arts, which has spawned everything from jeet-kun-do to cardio-kickboxing to mma. Fedor is an over-rated, very UNPROVEN mixed martial artist with a base in sambo (a form of wrestling, not martial arts). No disrespect to Fedor- he is PROBABLY the best HvyWt. in the world today- but the diff. between Fedor and Lee is that all u can say to describe Fedor is PROBABLY; while Lee is DEFINITELY, UNEQUIVICALLY, INCOMPARABLY the greatest martial artist and martial arts teacher/philosopher of all time. Weight classes or not, street fight or mma match- doesn't matter: Fedor would never get close enough to Lee to land a blow... much less a takedown, ground & pound, or submission attempt. Again- no offense to Fedor, as he is PROBABLY the best HvyWt. in mma today; but until he proves it against some top competition- he hasn't EARNED my respect, and doesn't even belong in the top lb. 4 lb. rankings... much less to even be mentioned in the same breath as the great Bruce Lee. If I would give any mma star(s) a fighting chance against Bruce- it'd be either George St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, and/or Royce Gracie (in his prime, not now). To be realistic- these guys have PROVEN to be the best, by beating the best.... and even then, those guys would be underdogs. Fedor has beaten NOBODY of significance in years; he only fights washed up, waaay past their prime "former ufc champs" to pad his record and sell ppv's. No offense to Fedor- but he was losing to Arlovsky by points before Arlovsky inexplicably abandoned his winning strategy and threw that ridiculous flying knee (and maybe the fight?) On the other hand- GSP and Silva have both not only beaten, but dominated top 10 opponents in the past year, and are still begging for more competition... can Fedor say the same? For all the hype- the mma world will pretty much agree to consensus that Fedor's best challenge at HvyWt. would be either Frank Mir (who I'd personally rank above Fedor) or Brock Lesnar- neither of whom (again, no disrespect; I'm a big fan of both those guys) would be worthy to carry Bruce Lee's jock strap. So by that logic- Brock Lesnar could beat Bruce Lee? Um- NOOO! I don't think Brock is even that confident in himself. Chuck Norris was one of Lee's students- and even Chuck didn't think Chuck Norris (in his prime) was any match for Bruce Lee... so who could be? Sorry if this is a long answer, and comes off harsh; but to even entertain the idea that Fedor (or prob. any mma fighter, for that matter) could take Bruce Lee in ANY style fight, is ridiculous and absurd. All that said- Bruce Lee was a purist; and prob. wouldn't be a big fan of mma anyway. On the other hand- he did combine several martial arts to create jeet-kun-do- so maybe Lee was actually the original father of mixed martial arts too?
1st deg. blk belt: ITF/WTF Tae Kwon-Do
former asst. instructor: Unified tae Kwon-Do
former all-state (Fla) h.s. wrestler
2 amateur mma fights (1-1, both by decision)
· 1 decade ago