It's been a long time since I've been on these boards, for those of you who do not know who I am, I'm one of the old veteran users of these forums. I don't think I see much of the old crew, but it's alright.
So for this match-up, we pit these two highly conditioned great apes that belong to the homo sapien species against each other. Both of these fighters are considered champion fighters of their species during their prime days. Both men would probably fare better than most people on the planet to ever exist in a fight against a dangerous wild animal like a big wolf, medium size big cat (leopard, cougar, ect.), or a angry male chimpanzee.
Brock Lesnar is a two time NCAA heavyweight all-american champion, two time NJCAA heavyweight champion, and two time big ten conference champion; with his final record in college wrestling being 106-5, giving him a 95% winning streak or so. Most people started to know more about him when he joined wwe, and while fights there are choreographed, it became very clear that brock had an almost un-human body with so much muscle mass, strength, but also agility and speed for a man of his size. It also became obvious he would shine in mma, where he won the ufc heavyweight champion from then champ Randy Couture. He dominated for a long time before the end of his reign, where it was revealed that he had been suffering from diverticulitis, a digestive disease that affects the stomach area. It affected his mma career too much to the point where he had to retire from mma. During the prime of his ufc heavyweight champion days, lesnar cross-trained a lot and added many strikes and submissions to his already gifted wrestling/grappling abilities. That combined with his other-wordly physique made him a dangerous force to be reckoned with.
Bruce Lee really needs no introduction, he is one of the most famous martial artists of the modern times. At first glance many might mistake him for a mere martial arts actor, but Bruce Lee developed a fighting system known as jeet kune do that revolutionary combined the best of all the various martial arts. The philosophy of jeet kune do was all about how to optimize your fighting ability and to use what works the best from each martial art and to individually apply it to one's own fighting needs. As an athlete, Bruce Lee was conditioned to be the best. He was in better shape than most Olympic athletes and the records he has set for speed and agility rivals legendary heavyweight boxer Mohammed Ali. As an actual mma and in ring fighter though, he definitely doesn't have anywhere near the amount of experience that Brock Lesnar or many mmartists do, though he certainly did dominate a few tournaments during his kid and young adult days. Still, it's very safe to say that in many ways Bruce Lee is one of the founding fathers of mma since jeet kune do is all about mixing martial arts together. Pound for pound Bruce Lee is one of the strongest fighters in history, and the records he has set in punching, kicking, endurance, and speed have yet to be seriously rivaled to this day. I think it's safe to say that if Bruce Lee lived to this day, he would have been doing many mma events when they started getting more popular, but mma's popularity did not boom till far after his death.
So let's look at some of their vitals.
Weight: 282 pounds (average)
Advantages: Strength, raw power, dominate mma and ufc champion, good agility and quickness for a man of his size and physique (that's an understatement lol), strong wrestling and cross-training background, seemingly other-worldly athletic abilities.
Weight: 148 pounds (average)
Advantages: Speed, agility, a well rounded fighting system than incorporates the better aspects of each martial art, strong striking strength and power for a man of his size (that's another understatement lol), legendary athletic abilities.
So here's the scenario. The men will fight in a circular ring that is a bit larger than the ufc octagon ring. No weapons but everything else goes, and it's a fight to the death. During their primes (Lesnar during his UFC Heavyweight Championship peak, Bruce Lee during the pinnacle of his martial arts training). Who do you think will win?
My prediction for such a fight would be that brock lesnar will try to clinch and grab bruce lee but bruce lee will be too fast and agile to catch. Bruce Lee will make several strikes, that will hurt lesnar much, but eventually lesnar will catch lee, take him to the mount, and ground and pound. Once Bruce Lee is on the ground it will take a lot for him to come back and win, but it's certainly possible. I still would give the edge to Lesnar, he has too much of a size (nearly a 150 pound pure muscle) and strength advantage. Bruce Lee can get the job done with many strikes but he will need time to get enough strikes in for a knockout. Where as all brock lesnar has to do is get him in a good hold and take him down fast, and then finish the fight. If Lee was close to Lesnar's weight I think I would give the edge to Lee, but being that much smaller will seriously handicap Lee if Lesnar gets a hold of him. Lesnar can tear him to pieces of he gets close enough, where Lee's strikes won't be as effective.
What do you think? Vote in the poll and discuss.