Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote targeted for UFC 148

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DrivenDavies15
5/31/12 12:08:35AM
With Rich Franklin (28-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) now headed to UFC 147 for a rematch with Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1 MMA, 4-6 UFC), onetime middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote (17-7 MMA, 4-7 UFC) has been tapped to fight Cung Le (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 148.

Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements have been reached for the matchup.

UFC 148 takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Main-card fights air live on pay-per-view while preliminary-card fights air on FX

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cowcatcher
5/31/12 12:10:20AM
Awesome news! Glad to see Cote back, and this is about as well as they could have done on short notice. I don't think either guy wants to see this hit the ground, so it should be fun.
Bubbles
5/31/12 12:12:28AM
COTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DeadHead988
5/31/12 12:16:55AM
Aw man, I like the original fight waaaaay better
Twenty20Dollars
5/31/12 12:20:48AM
Cote is gunning for that Silva rematch
KingCmb
5/31/12 12:24:14AM
war cote man this just made my night and ruined tim sylvias
Budgellism
5/31/12 12:33:29AM

Posted by DeadHead988

Aw man, I like the original fight waaaaay better



Same here but at the same time Im glad to see Cote back and this fight will be a war.
jae_1833
5/31/12 12:40:29AM
Should have been Cote vs Wand and kept Le vs Franklin but this works too.
prophecy033
5/31/12 12:48:41AM
I'm good with Cote v Le, if this for a the ground it because someone got knocked out
cowcatcher
5/31/12 12:55:44AM

Posted by prophecy033

I'm good with Cote v Le, if this for a the ground it because someone got knocked out



After reading that I order you to the I'm Drunk thread!
frizzzlecake
5/31/12 1:03:40AM
Cung Lee should pick him apart.....SHOULD.....Spinning backfist....PLEASE...
lohmann
5/31/12 1:13:57AM
Cote's UFC record is 4-7? That seems surreal to me.

Oh well, will be 5-7 soon enough.
KungFuMaster
5/31/12 1:17:36AM
When you were originally promised blueberries, you wanted the blueberries so bad - you can taste it.......and now you have to settle for raspberries? All of a sudden I'm not hungry anymore.
Sir_Karl
5/31/12 1:34:40AM
Cote is my favorite fighter so I am a bit partial to him but I think this is a good matchup for Cote. Cote should be able to finish Cung on their feet. Cote does need to avoid Cung's unorthodox stand up techniques and whatnot as they are dangerous and damaging but I think Cote can handle what Cung has to offer. Cote does have a chin of granite and I have never seen anyone daze him or faze him in the slightest. I just hope this one doesn't end up on the ground with Cote on the bottom. Cung does have some wrestling experience which scares me somewhat. Cung could never finish Cote on the ground...but he might be able to hold him there in a lay and pray situation and eek out a decision in the process. if Cote ends up on top in a ground game Cung is toast. I am hoping Patrick ends this with a KO or TKO somewhere in round 1.

WAR COTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sir_Karl
5/31/12 1:36:36AM
You guys are way too hard on Cote and you have way too much faith in Cung. I can't believe the stuff I am reading.
sparky
5/31/12 2:11:36AM
I personally like this fight, I believe this is a very winnable fight for Cote's return to the octagon.

War Cote
frizzzlecake
5/31/12 2:11:55AM
I thought Le looked awesome in his fight with Wand. He landed a lot and it was his first fight in years, he'll come out strong and beat Cote with his kicks, and maybe even takedowns.
hashyandy4
5/31/12 3:29:30AM
This is kinda whack. I wish it was still Rich vs Cung and then find somebody else 2 fight Wandy, oh well.
Bubbles
5/31/12 7:38:21AM

Posted by KungFuMaster

When you were originally promised blueberries, you wanted the blueberries so bad - you can taste it.......and now you have to settle for raspberries? All of a sudden I'm not hungry anymore.


strawberries are where its at
scoozna
5/31/12 9:18:00AM

Posted by KungFuMaster

When you were originally promised blueberries, you wanted the blueberries so bad - you can taste it.......and now you have to settle for raspberries? All of a sudden I'm not hungry anymore.



For some reason, as I read your post, I imagined the voice of Master Shifu from the TV show Kung Fu Panda.
prozacnation1978
5/31/12 9:27:16AM
I like cote.

But man this main card got watered down

First bisping vs boetsch out
Then Cruz injured
Now Franklin out.


Cote vs le made my pick a lot harder
Hendo67
5/31/12 11:26:22AM
Le vs Franklin should have remained on the card, and Belcher should have been brought in to face Wanderlei...

Not really complaining about the card, it's nice to see Cote back in the cage, but i would have RATHER see them do the above.

prophecy033
5/31/12 12:19:03PM

Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by prophecy033

I'm good with Cote v Le, if this for a the ground it because someone got knocked out



After reading that I order you to the I'm Drunk thread!

I'm not gonna lie, that was all kinds of fucked up....and yes I had a few
Wolfenstein
5/31/12 12:44:59PM
interesting...really pulling for Cung, but might be a tough matchup since Cote can absorb some punishment.
FastKnockout
5/31/12 2:06:23PM
Get em, Le!
bjj1605
5/31/12 6:37:39PM

Posted by KungFuMaster

When you were originally promised blueberries, you wanted the blueberries so bad - you can taste it.......and now you have to settle for raspberries? All of a sudden I'm not hungry anymore.



This was an incredibly weird thing to say and a confusing analogy.
TeamDEY
5/31/12 7:07:05PM
Interesting match-up, going with Le on this one... unless it goes to round 2.
KungFuMaster
5/31/12 7:18:52PM

Posted by scoozna


Posted by KungFuMaster

When you were originally promised blueberries, you wanted the blueberries so bad - you can taste it.......and now you have to settle for raspberries? All of a sudden I'm not hungry anymore.



For some reason, as I read your post, I imagined the voice of Master Shifu from the TV show Kung Fu Panda.



That's funny because when I wrote this - I was using my Daffy Duck voice.

sbulldavid
5/31/12 10:43:55PM
This is a bad match for Cung because as somebody said Cote is very durable and has knockout power, still I'll take Cung by decision because Cote hasn't looked like the guy that fought Silva.
jae_1833
6/1/12 3:41:16AM
Cote all day, unless he radomly blows his knee out.
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