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Video: Remembering Bruce Lee, founding father of MMA, on what would be his 75th birthday

Bruce Lee would've been 75 years old today.

Lee, who many consider to be the father of modern mixed martial arts (MMA), passed away at the age of 32 in 1973 from an allergic reaction to a concoction of aspirin and painkillers.

The HongKongese actor and founder of Jeet Kune Do was famous for his roles on television as well as the silver screen, appearing in cult-classics such as "The Green Hornet" and "Enter the Dragon."

In the above video, produced by Roots of Fight, several MMA contemporaries like Paul Lazenby and Eddie Bravo break down Lee's evolution and blending of several styles of combat, which helped springboard the creation of MMA organization Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

His ability to move "like water" influences the styles of many fighters today and he has even seen his likeness immortalized in a recent rendition of Electronic Arts' UFC video game.

Without Lee, we might not have seen the current explosion of talented MMA fighters from around the globe.

Thank you, Bruce.

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