not to be toyed with.
In China, there is a famous ancient novel, tell about a kung-Fu master killed a female tiger with his bare hands. If the story was really true. Compare with a tiger and a lion, the size and weight might be similar. But the concerns are, firstly by story the Kung-Fu master was drunken that time, he confused this female tiger as only a big cat, secondly I truly believe alcohol can sometimes bring extra confidence to people, people is willing to try something they barely dare to do when they were clear, thirdly it was only a story, there was almost no second story I heard in Chinese history, someone killed or successfully beat a wild tiger. If you are going to challenge yourself with a lion, start from a baby lion or zoo lion, and don't forget record this video and upload it in YouTube. Make a title such as 'Western Wu Song beat lion by hand' (Wu Song was the name of that ancient Chinese whom I mentioned above). Good luck.
There was once this knight. He had his arm chopped off. But he wasn't done for. He found heart and responed with "Tis just a flesh wound. Come back here I'll bite your legs off!!"