Archive: cung le

Jul 28, 2014 3:50 pm

UFC Fight Night 48: Macau Card Finalized

UFC Fight Night 48, which takes place August 23rd from Macau has been finalized with 10 bouts. The card will air on UFC Fight Pass and will begin at 6:30a.m. ET, with the main card beginning at 9a.m. ET. Below is the lineup of fights: MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 9 a.m. ET) Michael Bisping...

Jul 28, 2014 3:36 pm

Cung Le Unsure Of Future In UFC Beyond Bisping Bout

Cung Le is gearing up for his UFC Macau fight with Michael Bisping on August 23rd, however he got a chance to speak to the press at this past Saturday’s UFC on Fox 12 about his future in the UFC after his bout with Bisping. “This time around, I’m going to pace myself and try...

Jun 24, 2014 2:57 pm

Cung Le Responds To Michael Bisping: “It’s On”

UFC middleweight Cung Le has been on a tour of Asia with Michael Bisping and Dana White promoting their upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night Macau at the end of Summer. During a press conference today Bisping fired some shots at Cung Le, and Le responded. MMA-in-Asia got the story. “I’m looking to match that...

Jun 24, 2014 2:24 pm

Michael Bisping Slams Cung Le

Michael Bisping and Cung Le have been on a tour of Asia promoting their Fight Night in Macau that takes place later this summer. Although the trip began in good spirits, Bisping began taking shots at Le during a press conference, and MMA-in-Asia.com got the story. “It’s always good to go face to face with...

Mar 10, 2014 4:24 pm

Cung Le Wants In Against Wanderlei If TRT Ban Removes Sonnen

“If Chael gets hurt, or decides that he’s not ready for the Wanderlei fight, I’ll throw in my hat. I would love another shot. I have a lot of respect for him. I grew up watching all of his fights in PRIDE. And to fight him, I feel like I didn’t fight a good fight...

Jan 3, 2014 10:06 pm

Live On BJPENN.COM: UFC Special Press Conference Today 4:00 AM ET

The UFC announced that they will be holding a special press conference prior to UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore on Saturday, January 4 at 4:00AM/7:00pm ET/PT. It is rumored that the press conference is being held to announce that tickets for the TUF China Finale will be going on sale. The event is set to...

Nov 27, 2013 7:35 am

VIDEO | Before They Fought, Wand & Franklin Met In An Elevator

In June of last year former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin squared off with Wanderlei Silva in the UFC 147 main event. Prior to their bout, they bumped in to each other in a Brazilian elevator and while the confrontation was friendly, it was evident by their body language that neither guy knew what to...

Nov 23, 2013 11:32 am

Rich Franklin says his next fight will be his last

It’s been a little over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) last saw action inside the octagon. Franklin’s last fight served as the headlining bout of the UFC’s debut in China and saw him pitted against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le. Unfortunately for “Ace,” Le was...

Nov 18, 2013 8:41 am

Tiequan Zhang and Ao Hailin Confrimed As ‘TUF China’ Coaches

Details have been scarce since UFC announced that China would host an edition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. While Cung Le stated he would be involved in the season somehow, he did not know what his role would be. It was eventually revealed that he would be playing the authority figure, similar to Dana White’s role...

Nov 15, 2013 6:53 am

TUF China Cast Revealed

  It was announced some time ago that there would be an Ultimate Fighter: China. We now know that UFC middleweight Cung Le will serve as the Dana White figure on the show. The coaches have yet to be announced, but the fighters who will participate in the show’s inaugural season have. It’s a safe...

Jun 14, 2013 7:46 am

Patrick Cote, Kyle Noke Set as Coaches of TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia

Two international UFC favorites have been called upon to coach the new international season of The Ultimate Fighter: Canada vs. Australia as Patrick Cote (20-8) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1) square off, first as coaches, then as opponents in the Octagon. Both fighters have once appeared on the UFC’s reality show, Cote in TUF: The Comeback and Noke...

Jun 6, 2013 6:41 am

Michael Bisping Eyes Bout with Cung Le After Eye Heals

In a strange twist, UFC middleweight Michael Bisping was recently told that his recent bout with blurry vision was due to a detached retina in his eye. I call this a strange twist because Bisping’s last fight with Alan Belcher at UFC 159, was called short after an unintentional eye-poke to Belcher forced the referee...

May 6, 2013 9:01 am

Rich Franklin not ready to retire, eyes fight with Bisping

Six months removed from his KO loss at the hands of Cung Le, former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) is finally talking about what’s next in his MMA career. Franklin recently made an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, where he quickly made it clear that he has...

May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...

Apr 30, 2013 2:37 pm

Cung Le Wants Michael Bisping Next

Cung Le has been inactive since he defeated Rich Franklin in November 2012’s UFC on FUEL TV event in Macao, China. Le defeated Franklin with a highlight-reel knockout, and he went on to state it was the biggest fight of his life. Many questioned whether or not the 40 year old would be returning to...

Jan 29, 2013 11:44 am

Cung Le Open To Anderson Silva Fight | UFC NEWS

“If the UFC wants me to fight after our discussion, I’m totally open for it. For me, I don’t mind either way. I’m just happy that I’m in the mix. There’s a lot of great fighters out there. Chris, Luke Rockhold is another name that people should watch out for. I’m open for whatever. Whether...

Jan 26, 2013 11:45 am

No Interest In Weidman Says Silva’s Manager, Maybe Cung Le Or Rockhold | UFC NEWS

Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, has been the longtime voice of the UFC middleweight champion. In this recent interview he discusses what is next for the pound-for-pound king, who isn’t in the picture and how he matches up with other champions in the UFC. The video is placed below, click play and enjoy!

Jan 11, 2013 11:45 am

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...

Dec 21, 2012 11:59 am

Bobby Voelker vs. Patrick Cote official for UFC 158 | UFC News

Former Strikeforce fighter Bobby Voelker (24-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his UFC debut this March when he takes on Patrick ‘The Predator” Cote (18-8 MMA, 5-8 UFC) at UFC 158 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Voelker is currently riding a three-fight win streak that includes a pair of second-round TKO’s over Roger Bowling in Strikeforce. Voelker, who went 4-1...

Dec 15, 2012 10:02 pm

Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara rematch set for UFC 158 in Montreal | UFC News

A rematch between middleweights Patrick Cote (18-8 MMA, 5-8 UFC) and Alessio Sakara (15-10 MMA, 6-7 UFC) has been added to UFC 158 set for March 16, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Sakara thought he had earned a TKO victory over “The Predator” this past month at UFC 154 in Montreal. However, to Sakara’s displeasure,...

Nov 15, 2012 1:02 pm

Cung Le Reflects On Franklin Bout: It Wasn’t A Lucky Punch

“I just didn’t know what to say at the moment. I really like Rich as a person, and I was happy and sad at the same time during those moments immediately following the fight. I was also very concerned for him. I didn’t know what to say, so that’s what came out. If you watch...