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How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA

May 21, 2019
South China Morning Post /

Most people credit the US with inventing mixed martial arts (MMA) but combat sports have long been an intrinsic part of Hong Kong’s culture. As a teenager, Bruce Lee was one of the first to combine different martial arts disciplines in the city’s street fights, decades before the formation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in America.