Originally Posted by atj-lucko
Bruce Lee the Godfather of modern day Martial arts, but not MMA.
He never cross trained in BJJ.
If he was alive today I think he would hate MMA, because like most Karate/ Kung-Fu practitioners that train only in standing striking, knowing that they have wasted their life in training in a martial art that has no practical use in a fight with a BJJ practitioner.
If he was alive it be great to see a Rickson Gracie versus Bruce Lee fight although it would last a minute with Rickson subbing Lee.
I'm a big, big fan of BJJ fighters though I'd hardly consider Karate or Kung-Fu a waste. I believe there are skill sets in both that can be useful. Not everyone who encounter combat is going to experience it in a cage or ring. There may be situations where tying up your body trying to grapple with one guy will leave you wide open to getting your head split open by his buddy with a whiskey bottle/etc. Anyway I see what you're saying, and I do agree the BJJ guy would probably win the majority of sanctioned bouts, but Karate, Kung Fu, and especially Lee's influence stretches further than just MMA matches alone.