Injured Cung Le busy with movies and will only return to the UFC for big opportunities

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Former Strikeforce champ Cung Le is still rehabbing two injured elbows and shooting a movie but he'd consider returning to the UFC to coach The Ultimate Fighter or for "something ginormous."

40-year-old UFC Middleweight Cung Le won't be returning to the Octagon anytime soon due to injuries and a busy busy Hollywood career but he would return for the right opportunity. He spoke to Damon Martin:

"I've just been rehabbing my elbows. My left one is almost 100 percent, but my right one still is not there yet. So it's all about staying with my rehab," Le told MMA's Great Debate Radio recently. "I've got to keep busy or I'll go crazy, and my friend wrote this script for me a while back and we put it in the right hands, the producer just took off with it and all of a sudden we're in rush production because of Dolph's (Lundgren) schedule. He's got to leave soon so we have to shoot soon and wrap him out.

"I feel like right now as I recover I want to see where I'm at," Le said. "It would be awesome if I get like a TUF coach (job). Before I got into mixed martial arts I was the head coach of the U.S. National San-Shou team. I love to coach and it would be a fun experience to coach. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. I've got a lot of things going on for me, but I know where my roots are.

"I'm very competitive and if something comes up that's ginormous and I'm healthy, I'll be ready to go."

Le is 2-1 in the UFC with a KO win over Rich Franklin in his last outing. While the charismatic Le, whose unique fighting style combines high altitude throws and slams with an arsenal of flashy kicks unrivaled in the sport until very recently, is not considered a serious contender in the division, his popularity and shrewd career management might just get him the title shot against Anderson Silva he's been openly fantasizing about.


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