In today’s episode, the camera follows former WEC lightweight champion and current UFC lightweight contender, Ben “Smooth” Henderson, and former WEC bantamweight champion and current UFC bantamweight fighter, Eddie Wineland, behind the scenes of a UFC event as they talk about what Lee means to them, the sport of MMA and martial arts as a whole.
There is no doubt that Lee has touched the lives of millions across the globe in many ways, not just fighting.
“The first words that come to mind when I think of Bruce Lee [are] beautiful technician.
“Not just the martial arts aspect, but the way he lived his life in general, everything he did and the way he lived his life–awesome,” said Henderson.
To Eddie Wineland, Lee is a legend and he’s not alone with his thoughts.
“Bruce Lee, they guy’s a legend. I think he put martial arts on the map. Before, it was just Karate and all of that other stuff. But, him coming up with Jeet Kune Do and having his own style; the guy was just amazing.
“I mean, lighting fast–the guy is just a legend.”
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Make sure to catch Episode 4 of The Bruce Lee Story: As Told by You next week, June 14, 2011 on collectbrucelee.com.