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 the octagon, but we may have our answer after UFC 159.
The middleweight division had a prominent fight in the co-main event spot at UFC 159 this past Saturday. Albeit in the midst of controversy, Michael Bisping picked up the win against Alan Belcher by way of decision. With the middleweight division in the jam it is right now, I pondered to myself what would be an entertaining fight for Michael Bisping next without the limitations of UFC’s Top 10 rankings. Cung Le’s name was one of the first few that came to mind.
After asking Cung Le if he would be interested in a fight with Michael Bisping, his response to me was, “You need to ask?”
He also retweeted the following tweet: @NateRockQuarry: Ok… Now I want Bisping to fight @CungLe185! – Ask and ye shall receive.
Although he is not ranked in the Top 10 Middleweights according to UFC.com, Cung Le is on a two fight win streak and has a style of fighting that not many of those in the Top 10 have dealt with before. He would be skipping the line of names calling out Michael Bisping, but after such an impressive victory last November he may get just what he asked for.
If not Michael Bisping, who do you think would be a fair opponent for Cung Le’s UFC return?