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Cung Le Talks Strikeforce Return, Fighting Scott Smith and Responds To Jake Shields’ Comments


The former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le is expected to return to the Strikeforce cage to face Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith as part of the December 19th main event.  Le talks about his MMA return and responds to some of Jake Shields’ comments:

From Cung Le:

“Everything came together so fast…I wasn’t expecting to come back so soon. I had a (movie) project I was working on right now, but it got pushed back till next year, so I figured I’d have a couple months to get in shape. … I sat down with Scott and told him to give me two weeks. I called (American Kickboxing Academy trainer) Javier Mendez, and I started training. And after the first week, [Scott] goes, ‘How do you feel?’ I said, ‘Oh, I’m very sore.’ But the second week was a lot better, and now I have six more weeks to go. Ready or not, here I come… (In regards to Jake Shields’ comments] I’m actually honored that top fighters want to fight me…It means I’ve done something right and made a big impact in MMA. But right now, I take one fight at a time, and if I do well, I’ll look forward to what’s going to be next and who’s next. But right now, I need to make sure to get rid of this ring rust…I think Jake’s always looking to promote the next fight and things like that, so I don’t know.”

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