Jackie Chan picked a fight with Bruce Lee (and lost)

(CBS News) When you think of martial arts legends, there's a very good chance Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan will come to mind. Sadly, we can never know who would win in a fight between these two masters... or can we? You're about to find out as Jackie Chan relays an amazing story of the time he and Bruce Lee clashed in the fascinating and funny interview above.

The amusing anecdote from Jackie Chan was posted on YouTube by CBC's "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight" who write about the background:

For a young martial arts performer, getting to act opposite Bruce Lee was a huge honour - and Jackie Chan got the chance on the set of 'Enter the Dragon'. But things didn't exactly go according to plan.

When Bruce accidentally hit Jackie in the head, he felt awful. Which allowed Jackie to spend a little quality time with his idol.

Okay, so, yes, while Bruce Lee technically won the "fight," it's not really one you could ever use to gauge as a basis in a debate. Still a fascinating bit of history to hear, and a funny first meeting between both legends in martial arts and movies. And to check out more great interviews and videos from "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight," be sure to visit their website by clicking here.

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