Archive: cung le

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 7, 2014 5:41 am

Cung Le Discusses Inexperienced Yoga Instructor Competing on TUF China

“I’m not sure how many of you have seen the show, but some yoga instructor got through,” UFC light heavyweight fighter Cung Le (above) said in a recent Q&A session prior to UFC Fight Night 34.  “That was not the UFC’s doing.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA On the one hand, “The Ultimate Fighter: China”...

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...

Jan 3, 2014 7:26 am

Cung Le Plans 2014 Return To The Octagon – Wants Bisping, Wanderlei

     The last time we saw Cung Le in the Octagon, he was delivering one of the most brutal knockouts of 2012 to the head of his unwilling victim, Rich Franklin. And although the 41-year-old has had a lengthy stretch of inactivity since that violent matchup, Le has no plans of calling it quits just yet.   “I plan 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...

Jul 11, 2013 11:48 am

‘The Ultimate Fighter: China’ Set to Debut in November

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC will debut the Chinese version of its hit, reality television show, “The Ultimate Fighter” this November.  TUF: China is the first step in a new broadcast deal that promises UFC events to air regularly in Asia. UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Asia, Mark Fischer,...

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Michael Bisping and Costa Philippou Possible for Fall Fight in Manchester

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It was announced Tuesday night on Fuel TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ that the camps of Michael Bisping and Constantinos Philippou are both interested in making a fight happen between the two middleweight fighters in Manchest, England this fall.   A number of 185-lb. fighters have expressed interest in welcoming Bisping...

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 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Le Wants Fight with Bisping, Bisping Wants Fight with Le

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Cung Le has been one of the most shocking and exciting imports from the Strikeforce recruits so far as he has put together two straight wins inside the UFC octagon over top talents in Patrick Cote and Rich Franklin. However, Le has been fairly quiet since his impressive KO of Rich...