UFC’s Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta Comment on Cung Le’s Retirement
By FCF Staff
Although Cung Le has been openly critical of the UFC in recent months, and is part of a class action lawsuit against the promotion, the company’s Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta have praised the fighter following his retirement.
Yesterday, Le announced that he’s hanging up the gloves at the age of 42, after entering professional MMA in 2006. Following the announcement, UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, had the following to say about Le, in a follow up report at UFC.com.
“Cung Le was awesome and would take any fight,” White said. “He was such a huge piece of the success of The Ultimate Fighter China. I loved working with him and wish him well in the future.”
“Cung Le was a great ambassador of the sport for us in Asia and one of the most exciting middleweights to step foot in the Octagon,” Fertitta relayed. “We wish him well in his retirement and future endeavors.”
Le closed out his MMA career having gone 9-3, and hadn’t fought since last August when he was defeated by Michael Bisping.