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Cung Le Will Only Return to MMA to Fight in the UFC

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Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le might only have eight career MMA fights, but the former San Shou world champion is a popular figure in the sport and people want to see him fight. Le has been concentrating on a budding acting career of late and has only fought twice in the past three years though, and there doesn't appear to be much on the horizon for him. He's under contract to Strikeforce, but he told MMA Weekly that the only thing he want to do now is fight for the UFC:

"I know for a fact that if I do fight again, it’s going to be in the UFC. I’ve never fought in the UFC, but I would love to fight in the UFC. But right now because of my contract with Showtime and Strikeforce, hopefully things can work out because there is a show in San Jose that Cain Velasquez is the main event. I would love to fight in San Jose for the UFC and for Dana White and Lorenzo (Fertitta)," said Le.

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Post #1   7/26/11 9:22:32PM   

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I wouldn't even both if I was the UFC.

He's old and not committed to fighting. It would make more sense than what they did with James Toney though.

Post #2   7/26/11 9:59:01PM   

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guess hes never fighting again

Post #3   7/26/11 10:33:00PM   

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Dana and Cung have a good relationship and to be honest its not a bad signing, hes a big draw in san jose and if in fact he does go there he can open a whole new market for the UFC.


I say sign him Dana

Post #4   7/26/11 10:36:45PM   

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Posted by KoldKhaos

Dana and Cung have a good relationship and to be honest its not a bad signing, hes a big draw in san jose and if in fact he does go there he can open a whole new market for the UFC.


I say sign him Dana

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Wanderlei, Jorge Rivera, Sexyama, Belfort would all need fights around that time. I'm sure Cote and McFedries would take invitations back to the UFC to fight him. Pretty much everyone else would just take him down and pound him out or submit him. Gotta match him up with someone who will stand. I don't think Cung Le would agree to have his first fight against a Sonnen/Weidman/Munoz/Simpson/etc/etc/etc

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Cung Le is kind of coming off as sort of a diva to me. I really don't like that "I'm gonna have it my way, or I'm gonna take my ball and go home" mentality. Which is really too bad considering his potential and how fun he is to watch. There's not many other people with that much of a martial arts pedigree.

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There are tons of match ups I'd like to see him in.

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Video of Dana saying he wants to get Cung Le in the UFC..

Granted, this is from a few years back and Dana may have changed his mind about the situation by now but still..........I wouldn't mind seeing it.

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Cung Le is actually a very solid wrestler, so I don't think a wrestler would necessarily be his achilles heel, I think the more dangerous opponent would be someone who has heavy hands and will walk him down...like a Chris Leben.

That said, I would love to see him against Wanderlei Silva.

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I'd love to see "The Human Highlight Reel" fight Alan Belcher.

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I like Wandy Vs Lee, or Rivera if he wins his next fight. Even sexyama sounds awesome.

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Posted by Wolfenstein

Cung Le is actually a very solid wrestler, so I don't think a wrestler would necessarily be his achilles heel, I think the more dangerous opponent would be someone who has heavy hands and will walk him down...like a Chris Leben.

That said, I would love to see him against Wanderlei Silva.



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Cung Le in UFC sounds real peachy to me!
Cung is one of the most entertaining fighters and would be a great addition.I'm sure Dana could get around the SF/Showtime contract if he wants to.

Post #14   7/27/11 1:39:42AM   

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Cung should make Pandorum 2

Oh that's right, he got killed in that flick....never mind.

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