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Recovering Cung Le Interested in Fighting Anderson Silva

Cung Le may not be on tonight’s UFC on FOX 7 card, as he’s still recovering from elbow surgery, but the highlight reel striker did tease San Jose fans with a “please let this happen” comment at a recent Q&A session.

Although it remains to be seen when the 40 year-old wonder will return to action, Le acknowledged that a bout with middleweight champion Anderson Silva interests him. You and several million others Cung.

According to a report from MMA Junkie, Le noted that Silva’s camp has called him a “worthy opponent” and that fighting Silva would be an “honor.” The San Shou expert added “I think matchup-wise, my standup is pretty good, and his standup is really high-level. I think that would be a very fun fight not only for myself but for the fans.”

While there’s no doubt this bout would likely rack in the PPV buys, and leave thousands of fans on the edge of their seats, it probably won’t happen any time soon. There’s the matter of whether Le should get a title shot based off UFC wins over Patrick Cote and Rich Franklin, even if the latter was burned in the memory of fans for weeks on end.

If Silva were to lose to Chris Weidman on July 6th, however, or Silva wins and Georges St. Pierre elects to face Johny Hendricks next, then things could get interesting.


(Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE)

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