- 2 years ago
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Cung Le did everything under the sun, including bloodletting, to make sure that his foot would be ready so that he could face Rich Franklin on the UFC's first fight card in China. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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I'm not sure when it was, but at some point during my recent conversation with Cung Le, I began to suspect that he might have gone just a tad overboard with medical procedures designed to speed his recovery from a foot injury in time for a fight against Rich Franklin at UFC on FUEL TV 6.
Wait, no. I know exactly when it was. It was when he mentioned "bloodletting."
That's one of those terms that tends to jump out at you.
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Cung Le believes he got a raw deal from the UFC, and he states that his MMA career has likely come to an end. Cung Le appears to be done with MMA. The 42-year-old former Strikeforce middleweight champion had a decent run in the UFC, but the fallout over a supposed failed test for HGH soured Le's perception of the company. In a wide-ranging interview with Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting, Le talked about his last UFC fight (a TKO loss to Michael Bisping), being mistreated by the UFC, and much, much m read news >>
When 42-year-old Cung Le retired last month from one of the widest variety of fighting careers of any modern UFC fighter, the timing made perfect sense. But Le admitted he felt he could have still fought at a high level, and was up for fighting again. It probably didn't shock people too much when Cung Le announced his retirement recently.Le, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, who has held national and world championships in sports like Sanshou, Tae Kwon Do, Draka and Shidokan, is now read news >>
The former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC fighter has decided to hang 'em up at the age of 42. Cung Le will not longer be competing in combat sports, as the former Strikeforce middleweight champion and kickboxer has decided to retire from the sport. He went 9-3 in MMA, which included a four-fight stint in the UFC where he went 2-2. His last bout was against Michael Bisping last year who stopped him via TKO. After the fight he apparently tested positive for HGH and was subsequently sus read news >>
- a month ago
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No hard feelings! Cung Le, 42, has called it a mixed martial arts (MMA) career after nearly nine years in the sport and 12 professional matches. He issued the following statement: "After several months of thought and discussion with my wife and family we realize our future includes many things, but active competition in mixed martial arts is no longer one of them therefore I am officially announcing my retirement from active competition." Le, who defeated Frank Shamrock in March 2008 to become t read news >>
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC fighter Cung Le announced his retirement from fighting on Tuesday. read news >>
Following Cung Le’s announcement of his retirement from MMA, UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta sounded far from vindictive in official statements.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
If Cung Le ever engages in combat again, it will be of the courtroom variety. But his days in the ring and cage are over. The 42-year-old Le announced his retirement Tuesday. After an initial report by MMAJunkie that Le had retired from MMA competition, Le's manager, Gary Ibarra, told MMAFighting.com via text message that Le's retirement also includes kickboxing and all forms of combat sports. "He's retiring from all combat sports," Ibarra said. Following a distinguished kickboxing career, Le en read news >>
After several months of weighing his options, middleweight Cung Le has decided to hang up his MMA gloves.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
LAS VEGAS - In part due to the Cung Le testing fiasco, the UFC has dropped its plan to implement its own out-of-competition drug testing. Instead, the company will donate money to state athletic commissions in order to enable them to conduct the year-round, random testing, UFC president Dana White told reporters on Thursday. "What we'll do is we'll help fund it so they can do better drug testing, more drug testing," White said. "They can handle it. They're the regulators." White used the example read news >>
Dana White says that the UFC is eliminating their plans to have out of competition drug testing because of their mishandling of the case involving Cung Le's alleged failed drug test following his fight with Michael Bisping. When the UFC announced somewhat unplanned and last minute drug testing for the Macao card that was headlined by Michael Bisping and Cung Le, it appears that was the beginning of he end for the UFC's plans for out of competition drug testing. The UFC would announce that Le had read news >>
On Tuesday, former UFC fighters Jon Fitch, Cung Le and Nate Quarry filed a lawsuit against their former employer alleging that the fight promotion has become a monopoly. read news >>
At its core, the lawsuit filed by Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry, against the UFC, is a matter of deciding where the line stands between being an industry leader and dominant force in their sport, and what constitutes anti-competitive business practices. The class-action antitrust lawsuit filed on Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, Calif., seems to come down to a line of what constitutes building a strong business, and what constitutes attempting to crush opposition, which can be argued a read news >>