Rebellion Media’s managing editor Jim Genia recently caught up with world-class striker Cung Le for an extended interview with the former Strikeforce champion. The Vietnamese-American improved to 2-1 in the UFC last November after defeating Rich Franklin this past November in Macao and was quite surprised when his name was put forth as a possible opponent for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Le talked about the surprise and more in an extended Q and A.
What did you think when it was suggested that you get the next shot at Anderson Silva?
“I wasn’t thinking much about it until my name got thrown in the hat. For me, being a martial artist and always wanting to challenge myself, that would be one of the greatest challenges of my career and probably my life if it ever happened.”
If the fight between you and Silva doesn’t pan out, is there anyone you’d like to fight?
“I’m not one of those guys who is like, ‘Oh, I’ve got to fight him, I’ve got to fight him, I’ve got to fight him.’ I’ve got nothing to prove to anyone, I just like to compete. I compete for myself and the fans. Whoever it is, I go out there and do my best. It’s just who they put me against.”
How much longer can we expect to see Cung Le in the cage?
“I have a few fights left in me, but I’m just taking it one day at a time and enjoying a little time off. I’m just doing what I love to do.”
Be sure to check out the full interview with Le at Fightline.com.