Cung Le on Potentially Fighting Anderson Silva: “Of Course I Would Love to Fight the Legend”


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.

Bisping, The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner, of course, is no easy fight for anyone. He’s 24-6 and having spent the better part of his career in the UFC, he’s long edged close to a championship, but not quite gotten over the hump. He has, however, taken out a lot of other contenders along the way. Le doesn’t want to be counted among them, and feels he matches up well with Bisping. View UFC odds here.

That, however, hasn’t quenched Le’s desire to one day fight Anderson Silva, should the opportunity arise.

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.

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