Cung Le has started mapping out his plans for when he returns from elbow surgery, and the legendary striker is reportedly interested in making Michael Bisping part of them. Le has yet to compete since he took out Rich Franklin with a right hand last November, after requiring surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow.
The 41 year-old Le recently spoke with ESPN.com, and relayed that at this stage of his career he wants to have a couple “high profile fights” and possibly coach TUF. When asked about the possibility of facing Bisping, who of course is a top five ranked middleweight that currently doesn’t have a fight booked, Le stated:
“That would be a great fight for the fans. That would be a big fight. But I’m not the one to make that decision. Whether I’m at the top of that list for the fight or on the bottom, it ultimately comes down to who Joe Silva and the UFC decide who we fight.”
It would indeed by a great fight, not only because of each man’s extensive resume, but because of what they bring to the Octagon skill wise. And what about Bisping? Who recently has also been extended fight invitations by Rich Franklin and Luke Rockhold?
“Of those three, Cung Le would be the most attractive,” said Bisping, who earned a tecnical unanimous decision win over Alan Belcher at UFC 159 last month. “He’s on a two-fight win streak. He just knocked out Rich Franklin. So I would fight him.”
The likelihood of this bout taking place will almost certainly depend on when Le’s ready to go again. Bisping has been clear that he’s gunning for a title shot, so if an opportunity to face a top ten middleweight materializes in the coming months, a bout between “The Count” and Le could get passed over.
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