Chuck Norris never beat Bruce Lee because the two never faced off in the ring. After Lee's death, actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris only had good things to say about him.
Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee did spend time sparring together, but the two never had an official match to determine who was the better martial arts expert. Norris went on to say that he enjoyed spending time with Lee in and out of the ring and that Lee was a 'formidable opponent' with dazzling confidence and wit.
Bruce Lee died on July 20, 1973 in Kowloon Tong. The cause of death was listed as a cerebral edema, or swelling of the brain.