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Sunday, Feb 08, 2015

Report: Cung Le Wanted to Fight for Bellator and Scott Coker Before Retiring

Cung Le (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Cung Le decided to hang up the gloves earlier this year, but apparently the 42 year-old wasn’t ready to call it quits on fighting just yet.

Le’s retirement came not long after he requested to be released by the UFC, following his well documented battle with the promotion over a drug test he received last summer. The UFC did not agree to Le’s request, and afterwards, it was announced that the Strikeforce vet was part of a class action lawsuit against the promotion.

Well, in a recent interview with MMA Fighting.com, Le admitted that he would have liked to fight at least one more time, before retiring from MMA.

“I knew if I didn’t knock him out, I’d probably be knocked out because I wouldn’t see what was coming,” said Le, while referring to his stoppage loss to Michael Bisping last August. “I put my life on the line and they threw me under the bus. I’d have fought for [Bellator CEO] Scott [Coker] if they had let me out of my contract.”

Le fought for Coker when he was the president of Strikeforce, and went 7-1 during that time. After joining the UFC in 2011, Le proceeded to go 2-2.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:17 am
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