Joshua Carey talks to Cung Le:
I have to say, I don't think my timing was that off. The conditioning on my hands definitely was not there because when I was grounding and pounding him, I hit him a couple of times in the forehead and I thought I broke my hand. It wasn't broken but it was pretty messed up after the fight but I take nothing away from him.
I think what happened was I got a little over excited and I was trying to do too much. I was trying for another big throw and obviously the throw when I picked him up and slammed him he hit up against the fence and he stood back up.
It wasn't like a super throw like I usually get with San Shou but that took a lot out of me. Instead of trying to recover I was trying to shoot and get another big throw just because I wanted to go out guns blazing and leave it all out there and it backfired on me. He dipped and caught me with a perfect placed punch. For two and a half rounds he never hit me with anything solid.
He also tells Carey that he's turned down "three or four movie projects" because he wants to avenge his loss to Smith. Frank Shamrock is aggressively lobbying to be Le's next opponent though and Le isn't sure what will happen.
Le hopes that whichever match up Strikeforce chooses for him will happen in June at the Strikeforce event which is expected to feature Fedor Emelianenko vs Fabricio Werdum.
He also has some choice words for Jake Shields:
Those things don't really bother me, with Jake, if that's the way he has to express himself to gain more fans or to talk himself up then that's how he does it. I'm a traditional martial artist and I'm always going to carry myself in the most respectful way I can.
Everyone has their own little thing and if he wants to be that person then I'll let him be that kind of person. Whether he leaves or not he definitely has his hands full with Dan Henderson. If Scott Coker says, "Cung you're fighting Jake Shields," then I would say yes, I will fight Jake Shields. He's the promoter and he's the one who pays me, when it comes to business then it's business.