Photo of Bruce Lee via RootsOfFight.com.
Well, apparently the praise for "Bones" isn't limited to just one iconic combat figure.
Bruce Lee, the founder of Jeet Kun Do and father of modern mixed martial arts (MMA), is perhaps best remembered for his revolutionary concepts and forward-thinking -- unparalleled and flat-out unheard of for his time. To pay tribute to the lasting effects of Lee's legacy, our friends at Roots of Fight -- the high-end retailer with a commitment to the rich history and tradition of modern combat sports -- recently ran a contest on MMAmania.com, asking our passionate readers which fighter currently active in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition best embodies the principles of Lee.
We received several submissions, all of which were required to be 100 words or less, and today we are pleased to announce the winner, "Haon Saber." Check out his winning entry after the jump:
"Bruce Lee was a man who made such an impact in such a short time. Bruce was loved by all but his own. Lee was met with controversy due to his beliefs. An artist of our time who is also met with controversy is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Of course, Jones is a practitioner of Jeet Kun Do and a well known Lee enthusiast. However, what strikes me of Jones being a modern-day dragon is his unique, perhaps revolutionary style, as well as his meteoric rise in the 2011 year. I see Bruce Lee in Jon Jones. "
Thanks again for everyone who took the time to participate. We'll certainly partner up with Roots of Fight again down the road and giveaway more free swag. Some very fine swag at that, I might add.
In the meantime, feel free to head over to Roots of Fight to checkout the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute line of apparel, which is what "Haon Saber" will soon be rocking for his winning entry. See that and so much more at the Roots of Fight website right here.