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Cung Le Says He Won't Be Fighting in 2011

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In an ESPN story, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le discussed his future in MMA and it didn't exactly sound too promising. With his acting career going ahead full speed, it doesn't look like there will be any time for the almost 39-year-old Le to step into a Strikeforce (or UFC) cage any time in the near future. In fact, he actually deemed a 2011 return "impossible":

Le says for him to continue fighting it would have "to be soon because the clock is ticking." Yet when asked if that means it would happen in 2011 he says, "that would be impossible" due to his demanding work load.

"I’m doing well right now being in the films," Le said. "A lot of people are telling me, 'you should just retire, you’re not going to fight.' Other people are saying 'you got to fight.' You can’t make everybody happy."

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So much potential wasted.

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He should retire, he is 39.

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I'm at a point where I could care less about him fighting again. The layoff would be way too long.

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They need to remove the title from Le. a champion can't say he is not going to defend his belt because he is making better money doing movies and expect to keep it. SF MW Grand Prix next? Granted the talent pool in the mw isn't deep in SF, but who doesn't like a tournament? Would be cool to see Hendo holding 2 belts again.

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Posted by supatolacyl

They need to remove the title from Le. a champion can't say he is not going to defend his belt because he is making better money doing movies and expect to keep it. SF MW Grand Prix next? Granted the talent pool in the mw isn't deep in SF, but who doesn't like a tournament? Would be cool to see Hendo holding 2 belts again.



Jacare is the strikeforce MW champ.

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More mediocre movie from Cung........

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Jacare is the strikeforce MW champ.


You sir are correct, I read that article way to fast and skipped over former, I can't believe Jacare slipped my mind and he just fought a few months back. My memory seems to be fading. Le should retire then he has nothing less to do in the sport. Also, what movies are he in that he is making so much money, only one I can think of is Fighting.

Post #8   5/4/11 4:44:48PM