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Cung Le Back for Strikeforce Dec. 19

Cung Le hasn't fought since winning the Strikeforce middleweight title more than a year and a half ago, but he's finally planning to get back into the Strikeforce cage on Dec. 19.

FanHouse's Ariel Helwani learned from a source close to the situation that Le has agreed to fight on the Dec. 19 card, which is being referred to as Strikeforce: Evolution. The card will take place in San Jose and air on Showtime.

Le, who has a professional MMA record of 6-0, has been focusing on acting instead of fighting over the last year and a half, and there's been talk that he might be done with fighting completely. But now he's finally read to return to the cage.

What still isn't known is the identity of Le's opponent. One possibility is Scott Smith, who told me he's on the December 19 card and he'd like to face Le. But in addition to Smith, Strikeforce apparently has two other possible opponents in the mix. Whoever the opponent is, Le is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport, and it'll be nice to have him back in the cage.

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