The actor who was replaced by Chuck Norris in the way of the Dragon movie

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Bruce Lee's iconic martial arts fight scene with Chuck Norris in "Way of the Dragon" almost didn't happen, as Lee originally wanted Joe Lewis to play his opponent. Lewis, a renowned martial artist and world champion in karate, trained with Lee in the late 1960s and was considered one of the greatest martial artists of his time. However, due to disagreements on how the fight should be handled, Lewis was unable to take on the role of Colt in the film.

As a result, Lee turned to Chuck Norris to play the villainous karate expert in "Way of the Dragon." This decision ultimately led to the creation of one of the most legendary fight scenes in martial arts cinema history. The showdown between Lee's character, Tang Lung, and Norris' Colt in the Colosseum is a brutal and intense battle that solidified both actors' reputations as martial arts stars.

While the prospect of seeing Bruce Lee face off against Joe Lewis on screen is tantalizing, the fight scene with Chuck Norris remains a defining moment in martial arts cinema. The well-choreographed and visceral spectacle of the fight between Tang Lung and Colt showcased the skills and intensity of both Lee and Norris, launching Norris' career as a movie star.

In the end, while Joe Lewis may have been Bruce Lee's original choice for the role, the decision to cast Chuck Norris ultimately led to the creation of a fight scene that has stood the test of time as a classic moment in martial arts cinema.