In an ESPN story, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le discussed his future in MMA and it didn't exactly sound too promising. With his acting career going ahead full speed, it doesn't look like there will be any time for the almost 39-year-old Le to step into a Strikeforce (or UFC) cage any time in the near future. In fact, he actually deemed a 2011 return "impossible":
Le says for him to continue fighting it would have "to be soon because the clock is ticking." Yet when asked if that means it would happen in 2011 he says, "that would be impossible" due to his demanding work load.
"I’m doing well right now being in the films," Le said. "A lot of people are telling me, 'you should just retire, you’re not going to fight.' Other people are saying 'you got to fight.' You can’t make everybody happy."
Le last fought in June 2010 at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum, where he avenged an earlier loss to Scott Smith with a second round TKO finish. His next major film release is called "The Man With The Iron Fists", starring Russell Crowe, which comes out later this year.
"Just to see Russell Crowe work was amazing, and just to be a big part of the film was amazing," Le said. "I think I had the third most working days out of the whole cast, and then I got to kill like 20 people. I feel blessed."