- Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves." - Bruce Lee
- "A good Jeet Kune Do man does not oppose force or give way completely. He is pliable as a spring; he is the complement and not the opposition to his opponent's strength. He has no technique; he makes his opponent's technique his technique. He has no design; he makes opportunity his design." - Bruce Lee
Just for the record, I don't know if Manny Pacquiao is taking performance-enhancing drugs or not, but I certainly don't have a problem with someone who might have that opinion...just as I don't have a problem with someone who believes Margarito is a cheater (although he gives us his word that he didn't know anything about the wraps), Serena Williams is a man or Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is entitled to their opinion. Now, how you react to that opinion is totally up to you. In essence, Manny Pacquiao has looked so good to Team Mayweater that they have the opinion there's a possibility he may be using performance-enhancing drugs. Instead of getting mad, Pacquiao should have just smiled and said, "Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed my performances." Sometimes, being too defensive can give the appearance that you're trying to hide something and, whether that's accurate or not, that's not a good thing.
Look, I don't doubt that Manny Pacquiao believes that having blood drawn close to a fight might weaken him. Like I said, that's his opinion and he's certainly entitled it. That being said, I'd hate to know his frame of mind should he get cut in the first round of a fight. Will the loss of blood during the fight weaken him as the rounds go by? That's hard to say, but certainly, there's got to be a middle ground when it comes to Pacquiao's superstition and Mayweather paranoia. As Bruce Lee once said, take things as they are; punch when you have to punch, kick when you have to kick and by all means, give blood when you have to give blood. As a man who strived for perfection, it's something that Bruce Lee would have done just to shut the mouths of his accusers. Hopefully, Manny Pacquiao will follow the philosophies of his idol and do the same.