Former Strikeforce champion Cung Le doesn’t believe he can ever compete for the UFC again after the promotion moved to suspend him earlier this year.
While officials sent out a press release clearing Le after his suspension and fine was overturned, he isn’t feeling the love.
“I really don’t want to be part of a promotion that doesn’t (give) their fighters the benefit of the doubt,” said Le, during a recent interview on Gross Point Blank. “I asked (for my manager) to ask the UFC to release me.”
Le lost to Michael Bisping in China, dropping his overall record to 9-3 and 2-2 inside the Octagon. He was initially found to have elevated levels of HGH in his system, but the testing that was done was not by a certified World Anti-Doping Agency lab.
Bellator MMA’s current president, Scott Coker, is close friends with Le and worked with him while both were in Strikeforce. That, though, doesn’t necessarily mean Le is headed in that direction.
“Scott’s been my friend for 20 years and he would have never done anything like that,” Le said. “He would have given me the benefit of the doubt.”