Cung Le Unsure About His Future: “I Know My Clock Is Ticking”


Once upon a time, Cung Le said his dream was just to get the chance to compete inside the UFC Octagon.

Now with a 2-1 record including Saturday’s one-punch knockout of former middleweight champion Rich Franklin, Le has done more than just “compete” – he’s winning fights in a big way.

“It’s like a dream, I feel like I’m in a dream right now,” Le said to Fuel TV after the knockout victory.

Explaining the set up for Franklin’s inevitable doom, Le says it all came down to timing, and knowing what his opponent was looking for and how to land the perfect counter strike.

“I just saw him timing my kicks, so I waited for him to punch, I threw that overhand right and got lucky and caught him,” said Le.

As modest as can be, Le says “lucky punch” when in reality it was a well timed, devastating right hand with so much torque that it left Franklin laying face down on the mat wondering what just happened.

The knockout almost assuredly guarantees Le another fight inside the Octagon if he wants one, but now that becomes the biggest question of all…does Cung Le want to keep on fighting?

“I love to do martial arts, I love to compete, and if I can do it as long as I live I’d do it, but I know my clock is ticking, so I’m doing my best,” Le stated.

“I definitely want to take a little vacation before I start up training again, let my body heal up, my foot completely heal.”

At 40 years of age, Le has a successful martial arts career as well as a growing acting career that most recently saw him land a major role in the film “The Man With the Iron Fists”.

Will Le be coaxed back into the cage again or has he thrown his final punch in the UFC?

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC middleweight, Cung Le talks about Bisping's propensity for showmanship, a future fight with Anderson Silva and weight maintenance and cutting. Saturday morning (that's right folks, another one of read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 247 views

After an action-packed UFC doubleheader over the weekend (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014), plenty of fighters are feeling the post-fight buzz; however, Cung Le is likely suffering from the worst hangover after read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 121 views

In the immortal words of Alfred E. Neuman: "What, me worry?" Michael Bisping could not handle the hugeness that is Cung Le. After the former Strikeforce middleweight champion turned into a statue of read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

What could victory mean for Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos ahead of their respective main event battles this upcoming weekend (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) in Macau and Tulsa read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC Macao headliners Michael Bisping and Cung Le will both be subjected to enhanced drug testing this weekend, but many will still be left asking, is it enough? read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Cung Le remembers how things used to be before the UFC made inroads into Asia in recent years through shows in Macao, Singapore, and Japan. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 16 views

This week’s Twitter Mailbag answers reader questions on everything from Cung Le’s suddenly ripped physique to Eddie Alvarez’s Bellator release to MMA fighters who struggle with memory loss. In other read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 14 views

Michael Bisping and Cung Le headline UFN 48 in Macau. Wait...I see a bunch of Asian fighters. I thought all Asian fighters were maltrained, underpaid, and endangered in North America? Well, Japanese read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

While Cung Le is just days away from a hugely important showdown with Michael Bisping, the veteran middleweight fighter still managed to find time before his bout to help those in need. Filed under: read news >>