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At 40-Years Old Cung Le Still Has Drive To Fight | UFC NEWS


“I feel like I’ve still got some fights left in me, so I’m not going to retire right away. I felt like a performance like that – and I know some people were saying I was starting slow, it’s like hello it’s a five-round fight, I’m going to pace myself, but at the same time I know when to explode and I know when to pace myself… Right after I came back from the media tour in China to promote the fight, like a bone chip must have fell into the crease in my arm because it was locking up. So I went to the doctor and they did a 3-D x-ray and they saw a bunch of bone spurs. He went in there and cleaned up as much as he could so I was able to still fight. That was six weeks before my fight against Rich (Franklin). Then after the fight just training and during the fight when I was throwing punches, I felt something weird in my arm. I threw with everything I had and when I followed through I felt something weird in my elbow and then the same thing happened where a bone chip must have slipped down there and my arm started locking up. I’m going to make sure I heal right this time because I think getting into Macao after hurting my foot really bad, and I did have some elbow problems leading up to that fight. I’m just glad I got two big wins in the UFC, and as soon as I heal up I think I’m going to be gearing up again… It takes a little bit longer to heal. I’m 40 years old,” Le joked. “But I want to make a proper rehab and we’ll take it from there.”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and current UFC roster holder, Cung Le, recently sat down with MMAWeekly.com to discuss his fighting past and fighting future.

After taking out Rich Franklin in the very first round of his last bout, the Action film star hopes that at 40-years old he can take the proper steps and make a strong return to the cage once again.

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