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Cung Le Suggests Anderson Silva Fight, UFC-Strikeforce Co-Promotion



Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le has some interesting things to say in the above video, the most interesting of which is that he likes the idea of a UFC-Strikeforce co-promotion that would allow him to fight UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

"A lot of people talk about me fighting in the UFC, but I still have a fight contract with Strikeforce," Le says. "I know UFC has done Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie before, and if Dana White's open for that, I think that's the only way I can leave my contract for one fight against their champion, which would be Anderson Silva. But I couldn't just turn my back on Strikeforce -- they've done a lot for me. But you never know."

I've used the Hughes vs. Gracie example in the past for why I would love to see Dana White set up a one-fight deal for Fedor Emelianenko to take on Randy Couture. But I hope Le doesn't seriously think there's any chance of that happening in his case. For one thing, he's not a name who's going to sell pay-per-views, the way Royce Gracie was when he fought Matt Hughes at UFC 60.

And for another thing, a Le-Silva fight isn't particularly interesting because Silva would absolutely destroy Le.

Still, I like watching Cung Le fight, and I look forward to seeing him finally return to the cage, after a layoff of more than a year, when he defends his belt (probably against Frank Shamrock) at a Strikeforce show some time this summer or fall. I just wish he'd focus more on his fighting, and not spend so much time on his acting.