Cung Le

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le will return to the cage for the fist time since November 2012 to take on Michael Bisping in the UFC Fight Night 48 main event in Macau, China, on Aug. 23.

While not looking past The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner, a potential fight against Anderson Silva is admittedly in the back of his mind. It’s a fight Le’s wanted for years.

A match-up between the two prolific strikers has been talked about and debated among MMA fans as far back as 2008 when Le was the reigning Strikeforce 185-pound champion and Silva sat atop the UFC’s middleweight division.

“Of course there is,” Le told The Great MMA Debate Podcast when asked if there was still interest in fighting Silva. “He’s one of the greatest.

“If there’s an opportunity to fight Anderson, of course I would love to fight the legend. He is a legend. I look up to him, and it would be an honor to fight him,” added the Vietnamese-American mixed martial artist.

With Silva being 39 years old and Le recently turning 42, Le hopes the two get the opportunity to mix it up sooner rather than later.

“Hopefully soon because Anderson and myself aren’t getting any younger,” said the Saigon native.

SEE ALSO: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Signed for Early 2015

Silva returns to action for the first time since suffering a broken leg in his December 2013 loss to Chris Weidman to take on Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas.

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

Related News

Video: Michael Bisping tweaks Conor McGregor following Glasgow's quick sellout

  • 26 days ago
  • 296 views

They’re arguably the two most recognizable European faces on the UFC roster, but Michael Bisping isn’t missing a chance to tweak Conor McGregor. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

What WEC or Strikeforce fighter was the biggest flop in the UFC?

  • 6 days ago
  • 123 views

Tim B. takes a look at some fighters from other organizations that came in with a lot of hype but didn't quite succeed in the UFC. Today we're going to have a little fun. Yes, it will be at the expen read news >>

UFC New Orleans Fight Highlights: Francisco Rivera Mauls Alex Caceres

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Check out the UFC Fight Night 68 fight pitting Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceres. read news >>

UFC New Orleans Fight Highlights: Dustin Poirier Pummels Yancy Medeiros

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

Check out the UFC Fight Night 68 fight pitting Dustin Poirier vs. Yancy Medeiros. read news >>

UFC New Orleans Fight Highlights: Ben Rothwell vs. Matt Mitrione

  • 28 days ago
  • 26 views

Check out the UFC Fight Night 68 co-main event fight pitting Ben Rothwell vs. Matt Mitrione. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68: Dustin Poirier vs. Yancy Meideiros full fight video highlights

  • 28 days ago
  • 36 views

Check out video highlights of Dustin Poirier's destruction of Yancy Medeiros on the UFC Fight Night 68 main card. Dustin Poirier made a huge statement in front of his friends and family tonight, batt read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68: Rothwell vs. Mitrione full fight video highlights

  • 28 days ago
  • 74 views

Check out full fight video highlights of the UFC Fight Night 68 co-main event heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione. Ben Rothwell entered his UFC Fight Night 68 co-main event bout w read news >>

UFC New Orleans Fight Highlights: Dan Henderson H-Bombs Tim Boetsch

  • 28 days ago
  • 29 views

Check out the UFC Fight Night 68 main event fight pitting Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 post-fight press conference video

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC Fight Night 68 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.UFC offic read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 results: Poirier, Ortega, Birchak, Rivera all get finishes

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC Fight Night 68 main card has been full of incredible action so far, with four finishes and a fight of the year candidate. UFC Fight Night 68 is shaping up to be one of the best cards of 2015 read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: