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

UFC 201 Video: Tyron Woodley Plans to Show He’s the Best Welterweight in the World

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Tyron Woodley finally gets his shot at the UFC 170-pound title on Saturday when he faces champion Robbie Lawler in the UFC 201 main event. read news >>

Cris Cyborg Reportedly to Headline UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil

  • 23 days ago
  • 58 views

Despite holding the Invicta FC featherweight title, it appears that Cris "Cyborg" Justino's next fight will be in the UFC Octagon. read news >>

VIDEO: Luke Rockhold Believes an Anderson Silva Beatdown Puts Him Back at the Top

  • 24 days ago
  • 126 views

Luke Rockhold wants to get the UFC middleweight belt back, and he believes that a beatdown of Anderson Silva would put him right back in the thick of things. read news >>

UFC FIGHT PASS Spotlight – Salt Lake City

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC FIGHT PASS will be the place to get the night started with two action-packed matchups that will kick off at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. This is the UFC FIGHT PASS spotlight on UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. read news >>

UFC Hall of Famer Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Carries Olympic Torch in Rio

  • 22 days ago
  • 33 views

Not only was Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira honored by being inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame this summer, he also carried the Olympic torch. read news >>

Michael Bisping Announces Fight with Dan Henderson in Manchester

  • 22 days ago
  • 143 views

Though the UFC has yet to make it official, Michael Bisping took it upon himself to announce his title defense against Dan Henderson. read news >>

Watch the UFC Salt Lake City Q&A Featuring Demetrious Johnson Live at 5 PM ET

  • 22 days ago
  • 13 views

Watch the UFC Fight Night Salt Lake City Q&A featuring flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson streaming live on Friday at 5 p.m. ET from Utah. read news >>

Watch the UFC Fight Night 92 Weigh-in Live from Salt Lake City at 7 PM ET

  • 22 days ago
  • 31 views

Watch the UFC Fight Night Salt Lake City official weigh-in streaming live on Friday at 7 p.m. ET from the Vivint Smart Home Arena. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 92 Early Weigh-in Results: No Surprises in Salt Lake City

  • 22 days ago
  • 22 views

The UFC Fight Night 92 featherweight headliner between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres is set following Friday’s early morning official weigh-in. read news >>

Demetrious Johnson UFC Salt Lake City Q&A Video Replay

  • 21 days ago
  • 10 views

Prior to the UFC Fight Night 92 weigh-in on Friday, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson answered questions from the fans in Salt Lake City. read news >>