UFC Fight Night 48: Cung Le still wants to fight the 'legend' Anderson Silva


Le hasn't given up hope of sharing the cage with the best mixed marital art (MMA) fighter of all time. But will he and Silva's paths ever cross inside a cage?

Long before a "super fight" between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz even crept into the minds of fight fans worldwide, there was another man people longed to see step inside the cage against "The Spider."

Cung Le.

While Silva was breaking every record imaginable inside the Octagon, Le was over in Strikeforce knocking people out on his way to the 185-pound title. And when UFC bought out Strikeforce in 2011, many believed a fight between the two devastating strikers would finally see the light of day.

It never did.

But as he recently told FOX Sports, Le still hopes to one day be able to share the same cage as the mixed martial arts (MMA) legend.

"Of course there is. He's one of the greatest. Sometimes styles match up perfectly against other styles and Anderson just happened to find his kryptonite in Chris Weidman. It just happened that his last fight ended really bad with that broken shin bone. I'm amazed that he's back and ready to fight in January. For some reason 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."

While the fight may have lost some of its original luster due to Silva's back-to-back losses to Weidman, it's still an interesting fight between two of the best stand-up specialists in the history of the sport.

And you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't pay to see it, either.

In the meantime, Silva has a fight lined up against Diaz at UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, in what will mark his first fight since suffering a horrific broken leg at UFC 168 almost a year ago.

As for Le, he will take on Michael Bisping in the main event of this weekend's (Sat. Aug. 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs. Le" event from the Venetian Cotai Arena in Macau, China, which will air exclusively on Fight Pass.

And who knows, if the stars align perfectly, Silva and Le could find themselves staring each other down inside the Octagon before their fighting days are done.

The only question is, do you still want to see it?

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