Cung Le Promoting Movies, Hopes for a Call to Fight in the UFC


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Cung Le facing Scott Smith in Strikeforce

Cung Le facing Scott Smith in Strikeforce

While it’s been a while since fans last saw Cung Le in action live, they can get a chance to check him out in his latest movie, Tekken, out on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 19.

In the adaptation of the popular video game franchise, Le plays Martial Law opposite fellow MMA fighter Roger Heurta, Luke Goss (Blade II, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army) and up-and-coming star John Foo (Batman Begins, Universal Soldier: Regeneration).

“Actually I almost didn’t do the movie because it was so close to my Frank Shamrock fight back in 2008,” Le told MMAWeekly.com. “I think it’s one of the better movies that’s been made from a video game. It’s got good action and I think that the director and producer did a good job.”

While things went smoothly for the most part behind the scenes, Le did end up on the wrong end of a fight scene accident.

“The lead actor, John Foo (portraying franchise hero Jin Kazama), missed his marke and gave me 21 stitches on the last day of the shoot,” smarted Le.

Le’s acting career is currently in overdrive, as he has no less than three movies due out in the next two years.

“I’ve got another one coming out this month called Bodyguards and Assassins with Donnie Yen (Blade II, Highlander: End Game, Iron Monkey) that’s going to be one to watch,” said Le.

“It’s a period piece and the fans can expect to see one of the best actors in China in Donnie Yen. I have this major fight scene with him. The movie won eight out of 14 awards at the Honk Kong Film Festival, which is like the Academy Awards in Honk Kong. I think fans will really like Bodyguards and Assassins.”

Le further commented, “I believe the two movies that I finished last year, Dragon Eyes and The Man with the Iron Fists should be coming out soon. The Man with the Iron Fists, I believe will be out the first quarter of next year and Dragon Eyes either late this year or early next year.”

To promote Dragon Eyes, Le will be making an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic Con on July 23 at the San Diego Convention Center.

While his film career is his current focus, the question remains, when will Le return to action? The answer may be sooner than you think.

“Right now I don’t have any fights lined up, but I actually reached out to Dana (White) and Lorenzo (Fertitta) and let them know that I would love to fight in the UFC, so we’ll see,“ said Le. “I had a Strikeforce contract and I was loyal to them and Scott Coker because we’ve been friends for so long, but now that everything’s under one umbrella, it will be an honor to fight for the UFC.

“As soon as I found out that Cain (Velasquez) is fighting in San Jose (Calif. at UFC 138) in November, I would definitely be open to being on that card. I think that would be pretty cool.”

Never one to stay idle for long, Le shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to further his careers, both inside and outside the cage.

“I just want to say thank you to all the fans for their patience and support,” he concluded. “And thanks to all my sponsors from Zebra Mats to Clinch Gear for sticking by me.”

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