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 not to blow my wad in the first two rounds,” Le said backstage at this past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 event in San Jose. “I feel really good for this fight. Nothing promised, but I know I’m ready to go.”
“I think the only threat … is his cardio,” said Le, who meets Bisping on Aug. 23 in UFC Fight Night 48’s headliner at The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena in Macau. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
“He’s going to try to take me to the late rounds, but when you take me to the late rounds when I’m shape, you’re going to have to endure all the damage that I’m going to bring that night,” Le said.
Le hasn’t seen action inside the Octagon since 2012 when he knocked out Rich Franklin in the first round of their bout. After chronic injuries such as bone spurs in his elbow, locked joints in his elbow, and the accumulation of years of fighting on his body, Le admits he isn’t as spry as he once was.
“I’m not a spring chicken any more, so after my recovery, I got back on my rehab and strength and conditioning (and) got on my diet and personal training,”
“One fight at a time – we’ll see,” he said. “I pushed a few movie projects for this fight. It wasn’t a leading role, but I want to compete and be the main event. I love superfights, and Michael is a superfight to me. I plan to bring the lightning followed by the thunder.”